Chelsea conceded 54 goals in 38 league games last season. That is not a defensive record that will enable them to challenge for the title next campaign.
Blues boss Frank Lampard will be very aware of the team’s failings at the back, and he will almost certainly be looking to address the issue in the transfer market this summer.
West Ham’s Declan Rice is seen as the potential solution, although it would still be a surprise decision considering he has played most of his senior career so far as a holding midfielder.
So what other alternatives could Lampard consider? Press the next page as we go through four potential options the London club may look to sign to reinforce the defence.