With another toothless showing last weekend when they lost 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea found themselves in the midst of what has become the Premier League’s public nightmare.
Having started his Champions League play-off adventure with a 1-0 away defeat to Borussia Dortmund on February 15, it’s no secret that Graham Potter is under enormous pressure on his shoulders.
Knowing they need a small miracle if they are to claim a decisive top four spot this season, Chelsea face the real threat that they could miss out on European football entirely in May.
Having failed to find any stability since the appointment of the former Brighton boss in September, the fading Premier League giants have picked up just a couple of top-flight victories since 16 October.
While Stamford Bridge’s hierarchy may have once again broken the bank during the January transfer window as they extended their remarkable flurry under Todd Bowley, it’s no secret that Chelsea are planning a major purge this summer.
Ahead of what looks set to be decisive in a few months backstage in west London, we’ve taken a look at several Chelsea superstars who have been linked with a move in 2023.
While Raheem Sterling may have only moved to west London last summer after completing his seven-year spell at Manchester City, the English ace has already found himself linked with an almost immediate exit from Stamford Bridge.
While the four-time Premier League winner may have been seen as a key figure in Chelsea’s quest to reach the top four again this season, Sterling struggled with injuries and failed to make a regular streak under Potter.
Having played just a couple of Premier League games since the Blues beat Bournemouth 2-0 on New Year’s Day, the former Liverpool star has also scored just four great goals in his 18 appearances.
It now looks like Chelsea need to cut their incredible paycheck this summer, and there has been speculation in recent weeks that the 28-year-old could already be sacrificed by Potter when the window reopens.
Despite signing a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge last summer, 90min It was reported on Monday that Arsenal would be interested in a potential deal if Chelsea tried to cash in on the England international.
While speculation may continue that Sterling could leave Stamford Bridge this summer, it looks like Mason Mount is also moving towards leaving west London in 2023.
While the homegrown Chelsea superstar may have become a fan favorite after moving through the ranks of the Blues’ youth team, Mount has yet to agree on a contract extension and it looks like his long-term future is at a real crossroads.
Both sides appear to be far from reaching a new lucrative deal at Stamford Bridge and it has been suggested that some west Londoners have resigned themselves to Mount being on the move this summer.
Having fallen down the Potter pecking order starting with just one of Chelsea’s last four appearances in all competitions, the 24-year-old will soon enter the last 12 months of his current contract.
Despite only scoring three Premier League goals in 23 appearances this season, Metro Both Manchester United and Liverpool are reported to be monitoring proceedings over what could be a heavyweight assault.
While Christian Pulsic may have impressed many when the US reached the knockout stages of last year’s World Cup in Qatar, the 24-year-old is having another nightmare at Stamford Bridge.
Having suffered a long-standing knee injury when Chelsea lost 1-0 at home to Manchester City on January 1, he will soon enter the final 12 months of his current SW6 contract with Potter’s side looking to cut their losses. for a player who has scored only one goal this season.
While Pulisic may have shown glimpses of what he’s capable of since moving from Borussia Dortmund back in 2019, the 24-year-old has endured a long list of injuries.
However, despite only scoring 20 Premier League goals since switching to English four years ago, it looks like the poster American will have no shortage of options when the window reopens this summer. .
Despite being previously linked with the likes of Manchester United over the past 12 months, the Spanish edition Brand It was reported on Monday that Real Madrid were eyeing a shock strike.