Two Chelsea stars could leave, claims Fabrizio Romano

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Chelsea would look to ship off their winger pair Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic, claims Fabrizio Romano. Both these wingers failed to feature regularly for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea this season.

Both Ziyech and Pulisic had fewer than 15 appearances as starters in the Premier League. They also rank joint third in statistics of appearances from the bench, behind Romelu Lukaku and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

The 3-4-3 formation of Tuchel demands attackers to play centrally, enabling the advanced full-backs to provide width for the team. Perhaps, it’s not a surprise that being closest to out-and-out wingers they are struggling for consistency.

The former Dortmund and PSG manager revealed that he could consider a change in formation next season. But he plans to stick with the current structure.

Chelsea is currently going through a change in ownership. Todd Boehly just took over from Roman Abramovich and appointed Daniel Finkelstein as their director. Finkelstein already revealed in an interview that ‘there will be a lot of investment’. Following, if they want to bring players who suit the system more they also need to offload.

What Romano said on the winger pair

According to Fabrizio Romano, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech are among those whose future at the Stamford Bridge is uncertain.

“Christian Pulisic will have a meeting with Chelsea to discuss his future, even if his priority is to continue with the Blues.” the Italian transfer expert told Caught Offside.

“Hakim Ziyech is considered another player with chances to leave the club.”

Blues legend Frank Leboeuf urged Pulisic to consider leaving Chelsea this summer. He doesn’t expect the winger’s reduced game time to change next season.

Calciomercato reports that Juventus will consider the American as a possible replacement for Paulo Dybala. Pulisic only has two more years remaining on his current contract at Stamford Bridge. The club will decide on the USA international’s future in the coming summer or the next anyway.

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