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3 players Chelsea should look to sign this January

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Modified 07 Jan 2020, 13:03 IST

#2 Kalidou Koulibaly

Koulibaly brings the ball out of defence
Koulibaly brings the ball out of defence

Chelsea have conceded 29 goals in the Premier League this season, the worst in the top 5. This defensive sloppiness is no doubt due to the lack of experience in Chelsea's backline.

Chelsea have a collection of young centre backs including Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen. Koulibaly's experience would be of significant value to developing them, as well as the obvious quality he brings to the starting 11.

Koulibaly is a powerful, ball-playing centre back. His ability to play out from the back would be of great use in Lampard's system, which requires his centre backs to be comfortable in possession. His strong physical presence will also allow him to adapt to the Premier League fairly easily.

Napoli have had a tumultuous season, with reports of interference from the clubs president unsettling the squad. These events have also led to Ancelotti's sacking and a change in management. This, combined we repeated racial abuse has lead to reports that Koulibaly is finally ready to quit Napoli in January.

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Published 07 Jan 2020, 13:03 IST
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