Chelsea's potential starting XI under Enzo Maresca if rumours are true- a new goalkeeper

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Chelsea are closing in on their man to replace Mauricio Pochettino after a week-long search.

Barring any unforeseen circumstances Chelsea will name Italian Enzo Maresca as their new manager as they look to quickly replace Mauricio Pochettino who left his role last week. 

The 44-year-old is seen as the ideal man to bring the best out of Chelsea’s talented young squad and the  Blues will likely offer him a five-year contract to reflect the long-term vision the owners have at the club. 

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Maresca enjoyed a brilliant year at Leicester where he introduced an attractive brand of football, brought the best out of previously under-performing players and won the Championship in style. 

At Chelsea, he will have little say in who is brought into the club, but he will have a massive say in how they play which is the ultimate job of a football manager

LondonWorld sources say the club is in the market for a new goalkeeper and they've identified James Trafford of Burnley as a long-term replacement for Robert Sanchez and Đorđe Petrović.

 The imminent appointment of Maresca has divided opinion within the Chelsea fan base, but he could easily win them over if he can get his message across to the players quickly and hit the ground running straight away.

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Chelsea's potential starting XI under the Italian manager 

Chelsea's starting XI is not expected to be drastically different from the one Pochettino ended the season with but the style will definitely change as evidenced when Maresca took over Leicester City.

So assuming Chelsea sign James Trafford, he’ll be in the post, Reece James at right back, Marc Cucurella, Axel Disasi, Benoit Badiashile, Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo, Cole Palmer, Nuni Madueke, Nicolas Jackson and Mykhailo Mudryk as his starting players.

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