The three doubtlessly ways Chelsea’s midfield could arrange next season.

When you look at the amount of midfield options in the current squad, it’s starting to get a bit overcrowded.

Chelsea can pick from Moises Caicedo, Enzo Fernandez, Romeo Lavia, Andrey Santos, Cesare Casadei, Lesley Ugochukwu, Conor Gallagher, Carney Chukwuemeka or Cole Palmer to play in a variety of midfield positions.

On top of that, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is widely expected to be leaving Leicester City and completing a move to West London.

The Athletic reported that Chelsea have agreed a £30m transfer deal with Leicester for Dewsbury-Hall.

Surely, at least two of the names of above need to leave in this window either permanently or on loan to keep a good balance in the squad.

The Chelsea Chronicle has below identified the three most likely midfield combinations that Maresca may decide to pick.

Caicedo Dewsbury-HallNext, is a 4-3-3 midfield that could be a genuine option for the very start of the 2024/25 campaign.

This could then allow Caicedo and Dewsbury-Hall to roam as the No 8s with incredible energy.

Let’s remember that Dewsbury-Hall was superb in this exact position last season for Leicester, so he could be a secret weapon for Maresca.

Option C Fernandez Caicedo Palmer Finally, another route we could picture seeing the manager go down is to find a system that accommodates Palmer in a No 10 role.

You can see that we clearly think Fernandez and Caicedo are shoe-ins to make Chelsea’s XI next season, regardless of the formation.

Palmer, who was Chelsea’s sensation last year, then drops into a central playmaker role.

Chelsea announced on Monday that they had officially signed Marc Guiu from Barcelona.

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