CHELSEA are eyeing a host of January transfers with club chiefs increasingly confident their transfer ban will be lifted.
Frank Lampard is thought to be chasing England international Callum Wilson and Germany star Timo Werner.
Former Blues scout Piet de Visser has urged the club to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth in a bid to bolster their back-four.
Reinforcements are desperately needed at left-back, too – with Leicester and England star Ben Chilwell the No1 target – with Basel star Blas Riveros another option.
But how could the new-look Chelsea XI line-up with Lampard is successful in landing his top targets?
Kepa Arrizabalaga’s spot in the team isn’t in question, with the No1 even overtaking David De Gea to become Spain’s first-choice keeper.
When fit, Reece James is the clear choice to start at right-back ahead of seasoned veteran Cesar Azpilicueta.
He would start alongside a centre-back pairing of Antonio Rudiger and Nathan Ake – allowing Fikayo Tomori to provide back-up as he continues his strong season.
Chilwell would easily be the the club’s best left-back ahead of fading Marcos Alonso and inconsistent Emerson.
Jorginho and N’Golo Kante are arguably the first names on the team-sheet – with their spots never in doubt, roaming in front of the back-four.
Homegrown hero Mason Mount can’t be dropped given his hot start to the season at the No10 spot.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is another undroppable star on the left-flank with Willian the preferred option on the right – although Christian Pulisic put in a superb performance against Ajax this week off the bench.
Timo Werner would arguably be Lampard’s first-choice striker in the transfer market, with his European experience helpful for their Champions League run.
But Wilson or Abraham would be more than capable at leading the line should the Blues chief fail in his pursuit.