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