Date: 11th February 2023 at 12:04pm
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Chelsea supporters will get to see three of their new signings in action together for the first time against West Ham United on Saturday afternoon. 

Joao Felix, Mykhaylo Mudryk and Noni Madueke are all set to start the game, with Hakim Ziyech among those making way for the trio.

The Blues’ attack will be spearheaded by Kai Havertz, but it is undoubtedly the new look trio that the club’s supporters will be most excited about.

In the meantime, it appears that Ziyech is likely to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

According to ESPN, the Morocco international is likely to be part of a mass clear out at the club during the upcoming summer transfer window.

Ziyech’s teammate Christian Pulisic is another player likely to leave, while striker Romelu Lukaku, currently out on loan at Inter Milan, is also set to depart permanently.

Ziyech, 29, joined The Blues from Ajax back in 2020 but has struggled to make a significant impact throughout his Chelsea career so far.

The winger was said to be on the verge of joining French champions Paris Saint-Germain in the final hours of the January window, but the move ultimately collapsed.

Lukaku’s return to Chelsea didn’t go to plan last season

Pulisic, meanwhile, joined the club a year before Ziyech arrived, but has also struggled to maintain peak form for The Blues.

The US international, who is currently sidelined through injury, has scored just 26 goals in 136 games for the club since his arrival, and appears to have fallen behind the likes of Mudryk and Madueke in the pecking order.

Manchester United and Newcastle United are both said to have registered an interest in the American over the past year or so, and he has now entered into the final 18 months of his contract.

Lukaku also looks likely to leave, although Chelsea are very unlikely to recoup all of the £100 million that they spent on him two years ago.

The Belgian striker struggled during his first season back in England, and was then loaned back to Inter last summer, but he has failed to secure a regular starting spot in Italy.

Since taking charge of Chelsea, new owner Todd Boehly has splashed out on no fewer than 16 permanent signings, as well as two loan arrivals.

Graham Potter therefore has a sizeable squad at his disposal, but the report claims that they will look to sell a number of senior players this summer in a bid to reduce the size.

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