Christian Benteke’s scoring exploits of the 2012-13 campaign were always expected to earn the striker a raft of summer attention.
However, rumours were sent above and beyond their usual tempo after the Belgian international submitted a transfer request as he looks to cash in on his good form, per BBC Sport.
With talent very much evident all over the squad, it’s in the striking ranks that Chelsea could almost certainly do with a changing of the guard, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba looking like slightly unreliable figures up front.
With both parties bringing something the other needs to the table, the following setup is one of a few possibilities should Jose Mourinho bring Benteke to Stamford Bridge, lined up in a 4-4-2 formation.
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