The biggest problem for an elite squad is of course to keep everyone happy. For clubs like Chelsea to complete on three or four fonts they don’t need 11 top players – they need 23.
But bench time is a hard sell to potential signings who have been starring for their clubs and Chelsea seem to be struggling in the case of Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto.
Having scored 13 goals last season and 8 in 11 this campaign he’s caught the eye of Chelsea scouts and many expect him to join up with The Blues this summer.
But The Guardian reported this week that he is concerned about his career stalling at Chelsea due to a lack of playing time and that he may move to the Bundesliga instead.
Chelsea target Yoshinori Muto set to turn down move and join Mainz
FINAL WORD: Chelsea have a nailed on first choice number 9 in Diego Costa. Muto can also play in the hole but with Loic Remy, Fabregas and Oscar also vying for attacking roles in the side – and another major forward signing possible if Didier Drogba departs – his reported concerns have some foundations. But if you want to be the best you have to play with them.
Let’s see Muto in action. Chelsea fans: worth pursuing