Date: 16th December 2019 at 9:13am
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With the January transfer window almost upon us, speculation is growing that Chelsea are ready to make a move to strengthen their defence.

However, whilst many of the support may be anticipating the arrival of a big-name centre-back, presumably to partner Antonio Rudiger at the heart of the defence, they may be in for something of a surprise.

Lurking in the pages of The Sun is the inference that Chelsea are set to recruit a centre-back who is currently playing his football in the Championship.

The player in question is the 22-year-old Leeds United centre-back, Ben White

White is currently on loan at Elland Road from Brighton and Hove Albion and his displays have impressed the Chelsea scouts who have been monitoring his performances.

The youngster is a cultured defender who is comfortable in possession and able to bring the ball out from the back.

When it comes to a proposed transfer fee, a figure of £25 million is mentioned.

It’s also suggested that Brighton might be reluctant to sell but could be persuaded to for the aforementioned fee.

But does this piece of speculation bring a smile to your face or are you hoping for a ‘bigger’ name to be on Chelsea’s shopping list?

Please feel free to leave your viewpoint in the comment facility beneath this article.

Ben White to Chelsea?

Yes Please!

Yes Please!

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No Thanks!

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Undecided!

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8 Replies to “Chelsea Set To Ease Defensive Woes With The Acquisition Of A Centre-Back”

  • If Chelsea is looking at building for the future, then bringing in young inexperience defender with potential from the championship is ok. But if we want to compete now then we need experience defender not necessarily old player. We haven’t won any of our big matches in the premiership and we are even losing against the so called small teams. I like the work Lampard has done so far n we can all see a brighter future. A team without strong defence will always struggle.

  • Lampad we need a big name and who is experienced well enough at the hrt of defend and I stricker to give condition to abaraham up there

  • We are seriously leaking at the back.We urgently need a very strong experienced central defender to partner with Rudiger.Chelsea is a big club and trial and error isnt our thing.EPL is not a place for trying here and there.You either do it or not.

  • Chelsea is building a stronger future team, but we need at the moment an experienced central defender who can either partner with rudiger or Christianson, or others as the case may be. But to be sincere, I want to appreciate the efforts of our indefatigable Manager “Frank Lampard” for all his good tactics introduced recently, Sir please keep it up, we are heading somewhere, someday…Cheers!

  • This is not time to rehearse we need coullibaly not a key or those young emerging talents we need coullibaly to partner rudimentary period we must be serious

  • This is not time to rehearse we need coullibaly not a key or those young emerging talents we need coullibaly to partner rudiger with more experience be serious

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