Date:18th August 2022 at 9:45pm
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Chelsea are now considering a move for Southampton full-back Kyle Walker-Peters.

What’s the word?

That is according to esteemed transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, via GIVEMESPORT, who believes that the Boehly-owned club will look to strengthen his right-sided options, having done so on the opposite flank with the addition of Marc Cucurella earlier this summer.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Romano said:

“Kyle Walker-Peters is one of the names they’re considering at Chelsea, although I think the priorities for Todd Boehly and Thomas Tuchel are a centre back and a central striker”

Walker-Peters could cost Tuchel’s side around £40million.

Tuchel masterclass?

Despite Romano’s centre-back and central-striker premonition, Chelsea would do well do bolster the depth of their right-flank.

Tuchel would clearly appreciate another option on the right, having played Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek out of position  as a right wing-back on numerous occasions.

The latter enjoyed success in this role against Tottenham Hotspur last time out, as he was used as a central option when the side had possession of the ball in their 4-2-2-2 attacking transition.

Walker-Peters is a great example of a player who can thrive in both a back-four and back-five system, with the 25-year-old averaging around 2.08 shot-creating actions, 2.43 carries into the final third, as well as 1.31 carries into the penalty area in what is an average of 7.75 progressive carries per game.

Defensively speaking, he is a solid asset too, with an average of 8.48 ball recoveries per 90 edging that of Reece James’ 8.16 ball recoveries per game.

For a player who most certainly goes under the radar in the Premier League, he represents a solid option and could bolster Chelsea’s right-side if a move is to be actioned.

This could be a Tuchel masterclass and emphasise Chelsea as a ridiculously strong team in all departments.