Thomas Lemar
Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar

On Tuesday afternoon, it was reported by The Telegraph that Chelsea were ready to lock horns with Liverpool and Arsenal for Thomas Lemar.

This news brought excitement to many Blues fans as the club explores its options over signing a left-sided player.

AS Monaco value their man at £80m, meaning the champions would have to break the bank in order to sign the Frenchman.

Where would Lemar fit in for Antonio Conte’s side?

Alex Sandro
Alex Sandro is another target on the left flank for Chelsea.

Whether the Italian decides to play 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 will have an effect on what position Lemar plays in.

Marcos Alonso’s place at left-wing-back would likely be in jepoardy at 3-4-3 if Lemar signs. Alex Sandro has been linked with Chelsea and The Telegraph also reported last week that the player wanted to leave Juventus. It’s unlikely that both players will join us, certainly next month.

Lemar would find himself in a slightly unfamiliar position at left-wing-back and may take away the attacking qualities he offers. Last season was a great campaign for the player as he played as a left-midfielder.

This is a role the 22-year-old could find himself in if Conte elects to play a 3-4-3. This has been Eden Hazard’s position for several years. However, there’s no reason why the Belgian couldn’t be moved to the right hand side to further accommodate Alvaro Morata.

Either way, signing the Frenchman would offer us plenty of flexibility.

It would be a massive disappointment on the board’s behalf if they failed to sign either Lemar or Sandro.

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