Another season is on the horizon and yet again Chelsea are exploiting the many millions Roman Abramovich has to their advantage, by already bolstering their squad for what is going to be an incredibly tough season ahead for the Blues.
Jośe Mourinho has been adapting the squad early on in the transfer window, acquiring Spanish front-man Diego Costa which will certainly take the pressure off his fellow countryman Fernando Torres. Whether or not Jośe decides to retain Samuel Eto’o remains to be seen, however, with an ever present attacking midfield, Chelsea will not be without goals during the 2014/15 season. Oscar, Eden Hazard and Willian will all look to be influential in Chelsea’s bid to improve on their 3rd place finish last season. Chelsea have lost veteran Frank Lampard to MLS side New York City FC, however, he has since been loaned to Manchester City on a short-term deal and therefore it is likely he will return to Stamford Bridge to face his former team. Didier Drogba has returned to the Blues, after short spells in the Chinese League with Shanghi and in Turkey with Galatasaray, some people question this acquisition as a poor piece of business, nevertheless, Drogba will give it his all now he is back at the Bridge.
Youngsters such as Kurt Zouma and Thibaut Courtois have arrived in Greater London, Courtois returning from a long-term loan spell in Spain with Atletico Madrid, the experience from this will serve him well when it comes to competing for a starting place with Petr Cech, something Chelsea haven’t had to deal with for many years. Zouma looks certain to be loaned out to a club possibly in the Premier League with Sunderland interested, Chelsea were keen to land to French U-21 International who has a bright future ahead of him.
Another import from the Spanish Cpaital following Diego Costa out of Atletico Madrid’s Vincente Calderon stadium is left-back Filipe Luis who will replace Ashley Cole who has gone to Italy to further his career with Serie A big boys Roma. Luis certainly has big boots to fill replacing Cole who was once branded the ‘best left-back in the world’.
Chelsea haven’t just used Roman Abramovich’s millions in order to fund these transfers, David Luiz left the Bridge for the French Capital, moving to Paris Saint Germain for a world record fee for a defender of £50million. Nemanja Matic, Ceśar Azpillicueta and John Obi Mikel add depth to a star-studded squad which will certainly be in the top five, whether Chelsea fill their ambitions and win the league is another thing. Marko Marin, Oriol Romeu and Lucas Piazon all look to impress while their out on loan, so one thing is for sure at Chelsea, the future is bright.