Chelsea may have nine ideal players for Ruben Amorim if Pochettino is removed from the team.

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Ruben Amorim has been tipped to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea this summer (Image: Getty). Ruben Amorim is reportedly among the leading candidates to succeed Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea this summer.

The Sporting boss has not ruled out a move to the Premier League at the end of the season, with Liverpool and West Ham linked previously. Pochettino remains at risk of being sacked by the Blues, with his side’s 5-0 thumping at the hands of Arsenal in midweek highlighting the gulf in quality between the two London rivals.

Despite having such a pricey team at his disposal, Chelsea sit in ninth place in the Premier League and will need to improve markedly to secure European football. As a result, speculation continues to circulate that Pochettino will part ways with the club at the end of the season, and Amorim could be the most logical appointment for Todd Boehly to make given the squad he would inherit.

Express Sport takes a look at nine beneficiaries of appointing the 39-year-old and playing his 3-4-2-1 system. Reece James, Wesley Fofana and Levi Colwill.

A strong back-three is the foundation of Amorim’s system, and he could have a trio of stars who would thrive in his system. The wide centre-backs in his defence are tasked with fueling attacks from deep and stepping into midfield when required.

Colwill thrived in a similar role at Brighton previously and should seamlessly slot into the LCB role, with Fofana capable of playing centrally if he can overcome his injury woes. Malo Gusto and Ben Chilwell.

Gusto has the potential to be an Amorim wing-back due to his attacking output and recovery pace. The Frenchman has been one of the few silver linings for the Blues this season and could improve next season under fresh management.

Moises Caicedo and Enzo Fernandez. Chelsea’s big-money midfield duo are gradually starting to blend into a solid partnership, and fresh managerial instructions as part of a pivot could see the pair develop further.

Amorim’s midfielders need to be a presence at both ends of the pitch. Rather than having traditional wingers, Amorim favors a pair of forwards who like to cut inside and impact play in the half spaces, which would bring the very best out of Palmer and Nkunku.

The duo are familiar with playing as 10s, and their new positions would not be a far cry from that.

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