In order to win trophies, football clubs need strength in depth in their squads.
Chelsea are currently fighting on four fronts as they remain in the EFL Cup, FA Cup, Europa League and are in the Premier League title race.
Maurizio Sarri has a squad full of talent, which is ideal for balancing all of the Blues’ competitions, but it also presents its own problems.
It is tough to keep all of the players happy when they are sitting on the fringes, and the midfield is an area that could become an issue.
At the moment, Sarri has Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek vying for a spot in the middle of the park.
Kovacic joined from Real Madrid in the summer on a season-long loan, while Barkley and Loftus-Cheek have had to wait on the sidelines for the majority of the campaign.
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Recently, though, the English duo have made their presence known, with both scoring in Chelsea’s 4-0 rout over Burnley on Sunday.
Given that all three players have been showing quality this season, who do you think should be first in the pecking order out of the trio?
Let us know by voting below.