How Chelsea could line up with these 4 major arrivals


What a team

We know that it’s early in the transfer window and there is still loads of time for business. But, if history is anything to go by, Chelsea will be in pole position for the title next season.

Because they seem to be doing their business nice and early. They have a deal for Diego Costa in the bag already and Cesc Fabregas is potentially on his way. With some reports today suggesting that Porto’s brilliant centre back Eliaqum Mangala could also prefer a move to Chelsea it looks as if the Special One may completely renew Chelsea’s spine before July.

If he does complete these deals in the next couple of weeks we’ll have a fairly good idea of how Chelsea will line up next season. Because, make no mistake, these three are players to go straight into the first team. They won’t be coming to Chelsea to sit on the bench.

Chelsea really need added creativity and goals from midfield with the departure of Frank Lampard and the loss of David Luiz has left a Mangala-sized hole in the defence. The Porto man is a better defender than The Brazilian and would immediately add solidity.

As we know, the Chelsea manager likes to play a 4-2-3-1 formation so, unless other players leave, the only other additions could be another defensive midfielder and a left-back.

So here is our take on how Chelsea could start next season. It’s a fearsome bland of grit and guile, pace and precision. We think that if Chelsea do complete these signings they will be an awesome proposition next season. Chelsea fans: let’s have your thoughts on this one.

Chelsea: (4-2-3-1) Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Mangala, Filipe Luis – Ramires, Matic – Hazard, Fabregas, Willian – Costa



  1. Manuelo

    Jun 6, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Solid. The team list above looks like champions already. Last season Chelsea was its own greatest enemy …. beating all the strong teams but losing to lower placed teams. Adding these players will improve the character of the team and bring the title closer to the Bridge even before the games start.

  2. Tony

    Jun 6, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Has anyone even watched ramires this year? Please look at his stats

  3. Bombay

    Jun 6, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    What a wrong selection, what would Cahill and Terry will be doing, Cech,Ivanovi,Cahil,Terry, Azpilicuta, Matic, Ramires,Hazard,Fagregas,Willan, Costa

  4. harry uth

    Jun 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Mourinho must not close eye on the back 3 and back 5 and so, he should sign flipe luiz and mangela and after getting this player, mour should call back curtoise and loan lukaku again

    • Pat

      Jun 7, 2014 at 8:14 am

      Harry you are truly a Chelsea fans and you know football as well and i agreed with you on this, common Chelsea

  5. Daoudapari

    Jun 6, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    No good were is cahil no mangala an filip very wrong


    Jun 7, 2014 at 4:15 am

    We dont need mangala:curtois,ivanovic,terry,cahil,fillipe louis,matic,hazzard,fabregas,willian,salah,costa

  7. collen_malele

    Jun 7, 2014 at 4:24 am

    chelseafc line up…
    Cech-ivanovic-cahill-mangala-filipe luiz-

    Plan B…
    Cotouis- Azpilicueta-terry-zauma-shaw
    Thorgam harzad

  8. philip

    Jun 7, 2014 at 7:18 am

    A wrong selection. Courtoic, ivanovic, cahill, terry, filip luiz, matic, Remires, willian, fabregas, hazard, costa

  9. johnson

    Jun 7, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Its a wrong selection mister.




    • Chris

      Jun 11, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Chelsea line up….cech,ivanovic,cahill,terry,felipeluiz,mikel,fabrigas,oscar,hazard,willian nd costa

  10. Tommy10

    Jun 7, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Ivanovic, cahill, terry, felipe luis,
    Oscar, Matic,
    Willian, fabregas, hazard,
    Diego Costa

  11. faisal

    Jun 7, 2014 at 9:30 am

    coutoir,ivanovic,cahil,Mangala,p.Luiz,matic, fabrigas, ramires, hazard, William, Costa.

  12. eugene

    Jun 7, 2014 at 9:54 am

    well said……about ramires,even thou he can run box to box when playing,he is such a player with no experience,not creative…a one minded player….we shd take a close look at his performance…he losses ball sooo easily and his tackles are not the best…..he not a midfielder who scores more oven and and wen to score he misses dat chance….i onli lyk his strenght and his cover but footb
    all is all abt…..u getting de ball and using it profitably…….chelsea team must learn how to posses ball in all areas……oscar makes improvement 90% in brazil team and 60% in chelsea team…..he must be prompted….

  13. eugene

    Jun 7, 2014 at 10:09 am

    new players,new season,new selection, new formartion……diego costa is in,fabregas would be chelsea player as well as felipe luis and other players to be sign……a strategical and tactical formation must be played in accordance to how the player will be well suited and perform well……is abt time we tink abt anoda style of formation and do mix it with our 4_5_1……we can play 4_4 _2,or 3_5_3,dat is two player dropping back to support de back three wen defending or a Well minded game all attack all defend….wit de exeption of de stricker… soo duin…we can regulate de bench to hv great minutes to play and proves dier performance as well….by doing dis i tink chelsea will win league cup,champions league,FA cup,community cup,capital one cup and even de spanish cup,italian cup,african cup,world club championship cup,bundesliga if we ar to play all of dem…………..chelsea rise for eva

  14. andrew john

    Jun 7, 2014 at 11:27 am

    courtois invanovic zouma cahii filip luis mekel hazard farbrigas William Costa

  15. efe jeffrey

    Jun 7, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Ivanovich terry cahil fillipe luiz

    Ramires matic

    Willian fabregas hazard

    Diego costa


  16. idux

    Jun 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    If mour succeeds in signing fab, f.luiz, Barkley, Chelsea starting xi shld goes thus: courtois, azpcta, cahil, ivanovic, f.luiz, matic, Barkley, William, hazard, fabrigas, d. Costa. In the absence of Barkley, Mikel should be used. Ramirez, Moses,Marin, betrand, shd be sold lukaku shd be loaned or sell demba n bring back lukaku..

  17. BamideleOjo

    Jun 7, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I think it time for our club to bring back our loan keeper from athletico Madrid

  18. samuel chuchu

    Jun 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    1.Courtois,2.Ivanovic,3.Aspillicuta,4.Cahill,5.Mangala,6.Matic,7.Willian,8.Ramires, 9.Diego,10.Fabregas,11.Eden hazard.

  19. samuel chuchu

    Jun 7, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Cech must be sold as early as posible,now he is a hot cake,replacement we have it on our hands.

  20. Admire Tarasana

    Jun 7, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Chelsea ar team to watch next season Jose should get Luis Fillipe. Costa and Febregas and bring back Lukaku to hlp Costa..Curtois shld also b bak…i think this wl help n rotating the team and challenge fo major titles

  21. Adeyemi samuel

    Jun 7, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    What we need next season is dis, cech, ivanovic, cahill, terry, filipe Lois, matic, fabregas, Oscar, Willian, hazard, costa

  22. Josephfreejoe

    Jun 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Chelsea formation for nxt season should be like dis « 1. Coutois. Ivanovic ~cahil ~Malaga ~Rodriguez. ~ ~. .frebregas ~ramirez ~~ willian ~ Oscar ~ hazard. ~~ ~ ~ Diego Costa ~~~

  23. Dj Sav

    Jun 7, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Disagree with the line up written by this journilist, we’re is Terry, Cahill, Zoma, Courtious, and Oscar.
    My Chelsea team would be

    Azipiculate, Cahill, Terry, Felip Luis
    Matic Ramires
    Willian/Salah Costa/Lukaku Hazard/Schurrle.

    Cfc for life.

  24. Josephfreejoe

    Jun 7, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Mourinho is one of d best coach in d world so owner of Chelsea dnt act to sack him be patience I no season he wil comes out with something~ with dis five ««« 1• Diego Costa •2frebregas •3 Rodriguez • 4 coutois •5 mario balteli or cavani

  25. Josephfreejoe

    Jun 7, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Coutois he is our player already we should add like 2 leftback« Rodriguez betrend « Malaga should brought to blues «1 coutois 2 Ivanovic 3 Rodriguez 4 frebregas 5 cahil 6 Malaga 7willian 8 ramires 9 Diego 10 Oscar 11 hazard. Dis is best formation nxt season for all dis players blue’s will win premier league n FA cup n champion league up Chelsea n up mourinho

  26. wanjala

    Jun 11, 2014 at 9:01 am

    i would not have ramires in team. reasons discipline matters thats cause us finish the match with one man less frequently

  27. isaiah

    Jun 11, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I disagree with that lineup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Next season i think we should lineup with a knew squad which can be crownd champions of English champions and champions of Europe.

    azipiliqueta, cahil, terry, felipe luiz,
    matic, ramires
    wilian, fabregas, hazard
    this squad is best it can even swicth to a 4-4-2 formation.

  28. collins

    Jul 3, 2014 at 6:36 am


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