4-2-3-1: Chelsea’s best XI vs West Ham if they sign top target this week
Chelsea are reportedly still looking to strengthen in the centre of defence and up top but, at this stage of pre-season their priority should be a defender.
Because, with Kurt Zouma not yet match fit after a serious injury and the paint peeling off the Cahill/Terry partnership, Chelsea could really use some freshening up in that area of the park.
To this end, the name of the lips of most is Kalidou Koulibaly. The 25-year-old Senegal stopper is currently with Napoli, who have rejected two bids from Chelsea so far but may be resigned to ultimately losing one of their star men.
Chelsea lineup with Koulibaly on next pages.