After Chelsea officially announced – yesterday, Tuesday – the appointment of Argentine Mauricio Pochettino at the head of the technical management to lead the team in the new season of the English Premier League (Premier League), there are complex tasks awaiting him to return the “Blues” to the track of coronations.
And the first task awaiting the former coach of Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain is to deal with a large number of players on the club’s lists and with the gaps in the squad that the team clearly showed last season.
Pochettino – who begins his new duties on the first of next July with a two-year contract – wants to sign a new goalkeeper, although he owns the Spaniard Kepa, the most expensive goalkeeper in the world, and the Senegalese Edouard Mendy, who is close to leaving Stamford Bridge, and also included Midfielder and it seems that the choice will be the Portuguese Manuel Ugart (Sporting player), who wants to play in the Premier League, and whose penalty clause in his contract is 60 million euros, in addition to a striker who plays in the “9” position, although the “Blues” include in his lists the Belgian Romelu. Lukaku loaned to Inter Milan, who is close to returning to London.
10 departed and two players are in special condition
Pochettino does not want to give up the Englishman Mason Mount – who is requested by the top European teams – but he allows the departure or non-renewal of the loan contract for more than 10 players, led by Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyash and Joao Felix.
In conclusion, the Blues dispense with more than 10 players and contract with 3, and negotiate with two players, Mount and Lukaku, all in order to restore calm and confidence to the team’s dressing room and to return the team’s wheel to spin properly, after the chaos in including the players, especially in the summer and winter Mercato. the last two.
Chelsea finished the Premier League in 12th place with 44 points, collected from winning only 11 matches, drawing in the same number, and losing 16 matches.
The “Blues” also scored 38 goals and conceded 47 goals, which are numbers that witnessed a lower rate than the 1995-1996 and 2015-2016 seasons, which witnessed a significant decline in the team’s performance, so that the season ended was the worst for Chelsea ever in the Premier League.
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