Seven biggest losers from Chelsea's summer signings

Seven biggest losers from Chelsea's summer signings

Chelsea continued with their summer spending on Wednesday with the signing of Leicester's Ben Chilwell in a deal worth around £50 million. 

He becomes the third big-money signing for Frank Lampard, who seems keen on injecting fresh blood into a side that showed they can once again be a top team during the 2019/20 season. 

Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner have already arrived at Stamford Bridge, and Lampard is said to be half-way through his summer business. 

Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz are thought to be close to signing for the Blues, with the Brazilian's deal in particular expected to be completed this week. 

A new goalkeeper is also said to be high on Lampard's list, with Andre Onana, Nick Pope and Mike Maignan on the said list.

In this raft of summer arrivals, who will be the biggest losers?

🇮🇹 Jorginho

If there's one thing we noted from the just-concluded season is that Jorginho is no longer untouchable at Chelsea. 

The Italian was dropped a number of times, with Billy Gilmour at times picked ahead of him. If Chelsea complete Kai Havertz' deal, it'll mean there will be limited positions in midfield, which might force the once favourite Chelsea player to miss out. 

Lampard will have Chelsea Player of the Year, Matero Kovacic, and N'Golo Kante, with the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and the young Gilmour too available. 

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Ross Barkley

The former Everton man showed flashes of his brilliance in the last campaign and Lampard seemed to have had faith in him. 

But the impending arrival of the German youngster might spell doom for the Blues number eight, who plays a similar role with Kai. 

Barkley has been linked with a move away from the London club, and this might be the time to head through the exit door. 

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Tammy Abraham

The Englishman had an impressive start to the 2019/20 season and ended up as the club's top scorer, but the arrival of Timo Werner changes everything. 

Olivier Giroud underlined his importance in the team with impressive displays after the restart, and Abraham should be worried as starting opportunities might be limited owing to the attacking talent at Frank Lampard's disposal.

🇮🇹 Emerson Palmieri

Ben Chilwell's arrival will likely sort one of the most troublesome areas for the Blues since Ashley Cole left. His signing is a clear indication that Lampard does not have faith in the current duo of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri. 

The Italian, in particular, was sparingly used during the last campaign and might find it hard to get a way back to the team. 

Inter Milan have been touted as a possible destination for the Italian, where he could link up with former boss Antonio Conte.

🇫🇷 Olivier Giroud

The Frenchman came close to leaving in January but lack of an immediate replacement halted the move and he remained at Stamford Bridge. 

He rediscovered his former self and was the Blues' driving force after the restart as they qualified for the Champions League and made it to the FA Cup finals. 

But it will be interesting to see how Lampard sets up his team and who between Giroud and Abraham will be the second striker if Werner is played through the middle.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Mason Mount

Well, this might be hard to break down, but let's see. Mount was one of the most used players under Frank Lampard in the last campaign. He was all that Lampard needed, a lot of energy and ability to run for the entire match while also scoring important goals. 

But with Havertz's imminent arrival, coupled with Christian Pulisic's form after the restart and Hakim Ziyech signing, it might be hard for the 21-year-old to find regular starting role, even though Lampard could alter his team to accommodate him, which might imbalance the team, somehow.

Can Lampard play Mount, Kai, Pulisic, Ziyech, and Werner in the same team?

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Callum Hudson-Odoi

Just like many of the attacking players currently at the club, the arrival of the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner pushes Hudson-Odoi to a tight corner. 

Pedro and Willian's exit could have been some welcomign news for the 19-year-old, but he might find himself in even a dire spot going into next sesason.

In addition to the above pair, who can play on the flanks, the emergence of Christian Pulisic means the starting roles are all but filled. 

Add Kai Havertz to the mix and there's little chance the promising youngster will be in the starting lineup.

Can a loan  deal be on th cards?