After a summer of serious business at the bridge, which Saw seven new players arrive at the bridge, the blues will likely attempt to trim the size of the squad when the transfer window reopens in January.
The Chelsea boss has made the team an exciting side to watch again, he has successfully integrated a host of new signings into his side, has overseen an unbeaten premier league run which now stands at eight games, he has also steered the Blues into the knockout stage of the competition with minimal fuss.
There will be departures, that one is for sure. Too many players are on the fringes, firmly out of Lampard’s first-team plans due to poor form or sheer misfortune.
So who could be on the move – either permanently or on loan – in January? these are the players we believe could be on their way out of the club in January.
The world’s most expensive goalkeeper is out of faith at the bridge, he hasn’t featured for Chelsea since the calamitous performance in the 3-3 draw with Southampton in October, his future at the bridge appear bleak as things stand.
Edouard Mendy has taken over the number one spot at the bridge keeping 9 clean sheets in his last 12 games fresh from joining from Rennes in the summer.
Kepa won’t accept the second goalkeeper role or a bit-part role as he tries to keep his place in Spain squad for Euro 2021, then 26 years old who cost the blues a staggering £71 million pounds, still has five years left on his contract. An 18-month loan-or perhaps even longer may allow the Spaniard the chance to rebuild his confidence and ensure Chelsea recoup at least half of what they paid Athletic Club.
The 22year old defender has made a total of 3 appearances this season, which isn’t good enough for a young player who needs playing time.
Tomori needs to play. a loan is a chance for him to get that, Newcastle has been linked, and according to Goal, there are other potential suitors across Europe. Tomori turned down loan moves during the summer claiming he wants to fight for his shirt, a stance he must reconsider next month.
The left-back has slipped down the pecking order behind Ben Chilwell and Emerson, there appear no way back for him after falling out with Lampard following the 3-3 draw with West Brom Albion, the left-back was at fault for the baggies first-half goals, then after been substituted, he decided to watch the second half from the team bus rather on the bench with his teammates.
A January exits appear inevitable, inter Milan has long been linked to left-back and a loan deal may be the best possible solution for now.
the Left Back situation may depend on what happens with Marcos Alonso because Lampard won’t allow two left back to depart at the same time given Ben Chilwell’s injury problems.
The Italian is an able deputy to Ben Chilwell, someone who could step in for ben Chilwell but he could still depart if Alonso remains, with both inter Milan and Juventus an admire of the left-back.
Signed in the summer of 2015 from Augsburg, Rahman has never established himself at the bridge.
Injury issues have plagued the left-back since he suffered a meniscus rupture at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
He has played just 21 times since the start of the 2017/18 season and is nowhere near Lampard’s first-team squad. His contract runs until 2022, but a move away from Chelsea in January may give the 26-year-old a chance to kickstart his career.
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One of the talisman in the Leicester title-winning season, he joined the blues the following year, but his career has never taken off since then, he has gone different loan stint with each one of them ending in disappointment, several off-field issues have also affected the Englishman, while on loan at Aston Villa he head-butted a teammate which resulted in him playing just four games for the club, he has recently looked sharp for the Chelsea development side but he needs to get away from Chelsea in January.
The youngster would have made a first-team appearance this season if not for the thigh injury sustained during project restart, the 19-year-old is widely regarded at Stamford bridge. Anjorin returns to full fitness in October and he has been turning out regularly for the Chelsea under 23’s, but with the plethora of midfield options for Frank Lampard to choose from chances may be limited. more reasons a loan is required in January, he was against such a move in the summer but he needs to make the step up as he has outgrown academy football.
This is the hardest decision Frank has to make, the Frenchman wants assurance over the amount of playing time he’s going to get heading into European championship 2021, the striker scored four in the midweek encounter against in the UEFA champions league to further outline that he can still contribute to the side if given the chance, Giroud needs to play to cement his place on the plane for the European championship and if Lampard won’t assure him of game time then plenty of sides are ready to do that.