How Chelsea could line-up next season with huge Champions League cash bonus and Lampard looking to axe Kepa

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CHELSEA look set to bring in their top targets after they beat Wolves 2-0 on Sunday to secure Champions League football for next season.

Frank Lampard’s side have already been busy in the transfer market ahead of the new campaign as the Blues boss assembles a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title.

Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech have already been brought in from RB Leipzig and Ajax respectively, but there is still plenty of business left to be done.

A new goalkeeper remains a priority for Lampard after he dropped Kepa Arrizabalaga in the win over Wolves, with SunSport exclusively revealing how the Spanish shot-stopper is prepared to take a pay-cut to leave the club.

A new left-back, centre-back and attacking midfielder are also on the list, with Chelsea having the funds to thrash out deals after securing their place in Europe’s premier competition.

Here SunSport looks at how Lampard’s side could line-up once the new Premier League season starts on September 12.

Atletico Madrid ace Jan Oblak is believed to have been eyed up to replace Kepa, with talk that Chelsea could offer the LaLiga giants the Spanish international plus cash for the Slovenian star.

Right-back Reece James should continue to be selected by Lampard, as well as Fikayo Tomori at centre-back.

And it could be an all English back four with West Ham’s Declan Rice and Leicester’s Ben Chillwell being chased by the West Londoners.

Midfielder Rice has been heavily linked with a switch to Chelsea with it said that Lampard sees him as the ‘next John Terry’.

Meanwhile Chelsea could step up their pursuit of left-back Chilwell after the Foxes failed to secure Champions League football, with Brendan Rodgers revealing he is unsure whether the defender will be at the King Power Stadium next term.

A central midfield pairing could consist of Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante, with Kai Havertz starting in the No10 position.

The German playmaker is seemingly set to join Chelsea in the near future from Bayer Leverkusen, with personal terms believed to have been all-but agreed.

American sensation Christian Pulisic will likely be deployed on the left wing, with Ziyech to start on the opposite flank.

Tammy Abraham will have to settle for a place on the bench, with Werner surely to lead the line under Lampard.

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