The Ultimate Chelsea Starting 11 Using January Signings

Published by Chris Jenkins
20th Sep 2023

Imagine this: Chelsea goes on a January transfer spree and signs some sensational new players. What would the ultimate Chelsea starting XI look like with these fresh faces? We're about to embark on a fun, casual ride through the Stamford Bridge of our dreams, featuring the latest Chelsea signings.


1. Gabriel Slonina - Goalkeeper

Starting between the sticks, we've got the young and talented Gabriel Slonina. Chelsea made a bold move in the January transfer window, securing this rising star from the MLS. Slonina's agility and shot-stopping ability make him a promising addition to the squad. Who knows, he might just become the next Chelsea legend.


2. Reece James - Right-Back

In the right-back position, we have the ever-reliable Reece James. His performances in recent seasons have been outstanding, and he's cemented his place as one of Chelsea's top talents. With his pace, defensive prowess, and ability to whip in crosses, James is a valuable asset.


3. Thiago Silva - Centre-Back

No Chelsea starting XI would be complete without the wise old head of Thiago Silva. The Brazilian centre-back brings a wealth of experience to the team. His leadership and composure at the back have been instrumental in Chelsea's recent successes.


4. Wesley Fofana - Centre-Back

Alongside Thiago Silva, we've got the youthful exuberance of Wesley Fofana. Chelsea secured Fofana's services in the January transfer window, and he's proven to be a rock in defence. His ability to read the game and make crucial interceptions makes him a valuable addition to the squad.


5. Ben Chilwell - Left-Back

On the left side of defence, we have Ben Chilwell. While he's not a new signing, Chilwell's consistent performances have made him a cornerstone of Chelsea's backline. His overlapping runs and defensive solidity make him a vital asset.


6. Mateo Kovacic - Midfield

In midfield, the silky-smooth Mateo Kovacic controls the game. His dribbling ability and ball retention make him a joy to watch. Kovacic's presence in the middle of the park is crucial for Chelsea's buildup play.


7. Enzo Fernandez - Midfield

A January signing that raised eyebrows, Enzo Fernandez has quickly become a fan favourite. His creativity and eye for a killer pass make him an exciting prospect in Chelsea's midfield. Fernandez is a player to watch in the future.


8. Moises Caicedo - Midfield

Caicedo, who joined for a whopping £115 million, is already becoming a household name within the defensive midfield position. This is a testament to his already incredible spell during his time at Brighton, being one of the many players that season to impress a host of other teams and entice them to go after multiple players who were at the Seagulls. He is sure to set the league on fire with his defensive prowess.


9. Nicolas Jackson - Forward

This youngster has the world at his feet. Despite being ways off from being the complete package, it is apparent that Jackson will develop into a clinical striker. Especially when it comes to the service he will be receiving thanks to his teammates.


10. Raheem Sterling - Forward

Joining Felix in the attack is none other than Raheem Sterling. Chelsea's January swoop for Sterling was a game-changer. His blistering pace, dribbling, and goal-scoring ability make him a nightmare for opposition defences.


11. Mykhailo Mudryk - Forward

Completing our attacking trio is the Ukrainian sensation, Mykhailo Mudryk. Chelsea's shrewd January acquisition, Mudryk, has been tearing it up in the Champions League. His goalscoring prowess and ability to link up play make him a rising star.


Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Fresh onto the scene at Stamford Bridge, Pochettino has a knack for developing younger football players as well as providing a sense of unity in the dressing room. These, coupled with his entertaining brand of football, will make this starting 11 one to truly fear.



There you have it, the ultimate Chelsea starting XI featuring the January signings. While this team exists only in our football fantasies, it's a testament to the exciting potential that new signings can bring to a club. With the likes of Gabriel Slonina, Enzo Fernandez, and Raheem Sterling, Chelsea's future looks as bright as the Stamford Bridge floodlights.

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