Chelsea’s impressive possible 2016/17 starting XI with three major signings

first_img 11 11 Wing back: Cesar Azpilicueta – The Spaniard always seems to put in 100 per cent wherever he plays. Wing back: Kenedy – Kenedy’s versatility helped him gain minutes last season and could thrive a little further forward. Wide forward: Eden Hazard – The playmaker says he is not looking to join PSG and intends to stay at Chelsea. Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois – How will Chelsea line up under new manager Antonio Conte? There are a number of formations attributed to the Italian such as 3-5-2 and 3-4-3 and here, talkSPORT looks at 3-4-3 beginning at the back with Courtois, one of football’s best goalies. 11 11 Centre back: Kurt Zouma – If he can remain clear of the dreaded anterior cruciate ligament injury, then the imposing 21-year-old stopper is definitely one to keep. His development would also be aided playing with experienced players like Bonucci and John Terry. 11 Centre midfield: Cesc Fabregas – Fabregas’ position in the team is likely to provoke debate, but he certainly has the technical qualities to prosper in a Conte team. Centre back: Gary Cahill – Conte has a number of options at the back with John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Matt Miazga also competing with Cahill. Striker: Christian Benteke – A number of strikers have been linked with Chelsea and Liverpool man Benteke is the latest. Centre midfield: Radja Nainggolan – The Roma midfielder has revealed Chelsea are interested in signing him. Centre back: Leonardo Bonucci – The Juventus and Italy defender is repeatedly being linked with Chelsea and a reunion with Conte. 11 11 11 11 11 11 There are a number of formations attributed to new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and here, talkSPORT looks at a possible 3-4-3.Players have continued to be linked with transfers to Stamford Bridge, so here is one way the Blues could line up next season.Click the arrow above, right, to see the XI and let us know how YOU think Chelsea will look when the 2016/17 campaign gets going.For more Chelsea news, click here. Wide forward: Pedro – Pedro has explained he is keen to make his second season at Chelsea better than his first and is looking forward to working under Conte.last_img read more