Chelsea's dream subs bench as Enzo Maresca targets flurry of reinforcements

Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca
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Chelsea have been one of the busiest clubs in the summer transfer window thus far with the Blues already making two signings.

Tosin Adarabioyo will join the Blues officially in the coming week after signing on a free transfer. Omari Kellyman became the club's second signing of the window earlier in the week after Chelsea agreed a £19million deal with Aston Villa for the teenager's signature. As well as this, Chelsea have signed Estevao Willian, although he does not join for another 12 months.

There are expected to be a few more completed deals in the next few weeks with the likes of Marc Guiu close to signing for the west Londoners. However, despite a couple of signings in the early weeks of window, neither are likely to come into the Chelsea first-team and immediately improve it.

But with the June 30 deadline today, clubs from around the Premier League are now set to spend a bit more freely without the overbearing pressure of the Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR). So, if you thought the transfer rumour mill was busy already, then things are about to get a lot more hectic in the near future.

Chelsea are aiming to build a squad full of depth for the upcoming season with the Blues now competing in Europe once again. With all of this being said, takes a look at how Chelsea's bench may look for the first game of the season against Manchester City.

It remains to be seen what newly-appointed head coach Enzo Maresca does in regards to the goalkeeper situation. Djordje Petrovic was the preferred option in between the posts in the second half of last season but there are rumours that Maresca is a big fan of Robert Sanchez.

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So the Spaniard may well be recalled into the first-team for the first match of the season. For the purpose of this article, though, we will stick with Petrovic in the team and Sanchez on the bench.

Adarabioyo is likely to be on the bench until he gets the chance to prove himself in the side. Benoit Badiashile could provide cover as well from the bench with Levi Colwill set to play a big role under Maresca next season.

Ben Chilwell is another contender to be on the bench with Marc Cucurella's ability to play as an inverted full-back set to help him in Maresca's plans. For the first game of the season, Chelsea may not put a right-back on the bench because Reece James is serving his suspension meaning Malo Gusto is set to start.

Maresca is hoping for a reunion with Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall after initial talks with Leicester City over a £35million move. If that move does become official, then the 25-year-old could well have a place on the bench with Moises Caicedo and Enzo Fernandez starting in the double pivot.

Onto the attackers and Maresca has plenty to choose from. Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke could well be the wide options on the bench with the likes of Cole Palmer and Christopher Nkunku set to start behind Nicolas Jackson.

Raheem Sterling finished the season well for Chelsea and Maresca could well turn to him once the summer is over. New Chelsea signing Kellyman could be fighting for a place on the bench if he has an impressive pre-season campaign.

Possible Chelsea bench: Sanchez, Disasi, Badiashile, Tosin, Chilwell, Dewsbury-Hall, Mudryk, Madueke, Kellyman.