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Chelsea's Potential Starting XI With CR7 & More Signings

With Chelsea linked with Cristiano Ronaldo, Raheem Sterling and a Netherlands international, here is how Thomas Tuchel could have his Blues line up next season as the team competes for the Premier League and UEFA Champions League titles.

Click through the gallery above to see how Chelsea could line up in the 2022/23 campaign!

The 2020/21 European champions are yet to announce any new arrivals ahead of the coming season, but rumours suggest new owner Todd Boehly is hard at work as he tries to get deals over the line.

According to reports, Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt is high on Chelsea's list of targets, as is Manchester City winger Sterling and Manchester United forward Ronaldo.

The Blues currently appear to be leading the race to sign all three of the aforementioned names, with it said that the coming weeks will be crucial for the club as they prepare to compete on all fronts next season.

With defenders Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger having departed for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, finding a long-term replacement for them in Chelsea's backline is thought to be vital.

If De Ligt did arrive, the Netherlands international would be expected to feature alongside Thiago Silva and perhaps Trevoh Chalobah in a three-man central defence if another high-profile centre-back does not arrive before the end of August.

Tuchel would still have his usual options in midfield such as Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho and England international Mason Mount, but how would the German go about selecting his forward line should Sterling and Ronaldo join the club?

As he prefers to have his striker supported by a secondary striker, a role in which both Kai Havertz and Timo Werner have featured in, Tuchel could be tempted to use Sterling close to Ronaldo.

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The ex-Paris Saint-Germain tactician would have strong options coming off the bench, with Havertz, Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi and the returning Armando Broja among those he could use in rotation.

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