Chelsea owner, Abramovich approves signing of two new defenders at £150m

Chelsea have been looking for a Centre back as they look to strengthen their defense which has been very week last season as they conceded a total of 54, goals in the premier league. This was due to their weak defense. Both Zouma and Antonio Rudiger are offensive Defenders hence playing them together has proven to be a challenge.

That has now taken a different path as it is reported that Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovic has approved the signing of two Centre back at a fee of around 150 Million pounds. This is going to give Frank Lampard a boost in his attempts to assemble a squad that. Will challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the title next season

Frank Lampard has been linked with persuing many defenders this season including Kaldou Koulibaly, Nathan Ake,Ben White, John Stones and Lewis Dunk. But Lampard will have to make a wise decision on which Defender he should sign. He is likely to go for players who are experienced. The Defenders are :

1 Jose Gimenez

The 25 year old Uruguay Defender started his professional football career with Danilo Fc then later moved to Athletico Madrid. He has been named as one of the best defenders in La Liga. He has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United.

He has a tackle rate of 0.9 per game, his interception rate is at 0.8 per game where he makes an average of 3.5 tackles per game and blocks at a rate of 0.4 per game. He has not committed any error leading to a goal or a penalty. He has not scored an on goal his statistics show that he is a quality Defender

He is currently Valued at 65 million pounds but with this pandemic having caused a financial crisis to many clubs his value will definitely decrease. He will have to be let go by Athletico Madrid at a cut price of around £50 million. Chelsea are planning to table an offer for the Uruguay star this week.

Declan Rice

The West ham Defender who can also play as a defensive midfielder. The 21year old defender has scored two goals and provided three assists. He has also hit the woodwork twice and he has completed a total of 28 crosses.

Declan Rice has had been one of the best in defending this season. He has kept seven cleansheats he has taken a total of 116 tackles this season and he also ranked second in tackles after Aaron Wan Bissaka. He has also taken 77 interceptions. He has made 312 recoveries and a total of 51 clearances this season.

His statistics are impressive this season hence explains why Westham has set a huge price tag for him. He has a price tag of £80 million which Chelsea is willing to offer.  Chelsea is preparing an offer for the defender that will be tabled this week.

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