CM – N’Golo Kante
The PFA Player of the Year will, of course, be in the Chelsea team next season and be as important as ever. His ability to cover so much ground has seen Chelsea take control of midfield battles, but mostly stop the opposition’s creative players from having time on the ball to cause problems.
CM – Tiemoué Bakayoko
Bakayoko is one of many players to excel at Monaco this season and it looks as if he is on his way to Chelsea. With Fabregas never Conte’s favourite, and Matic struggling for form consistently, I anticipate that Bakayoko would feature alongside Kante in the Chelsea midfield.