Upon arriving in summer 2005 to London, the self-proclaimed Special One promised nothing but immediate success in a time where a new big revolution, led by rich owner Roman Abramovich was being cooked. Jose Mourinho fulfilled the club’s need for new breath by signing new players that have turned out to be either legends or big assets for the club, having won back-to-back Premierships and several other trophies his task at the club was magnificently delivered. After that, the Portuguese head coach left the club and went on a rampage in Italy and Spain and now he came back to rule England once again with more desire to stay at the club for a very long time. His first season at the club went without any major signings and finished 3rd in a tough Premier League season. In his second summer at the club, Jose Mourinho lured big names like Diego Costa who contributed in 24 goals (20 goals + 4 assists) in all competitions and became the first player to score 20+ goals in his first season since Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in 2001, and midfielder Cesc Fàbregas who helped his team with a total number of 21 assists and 4 goals, and became a fan favourite at the club.
Chelsea and Jose Mourinho’s target for next season will be successfully defending the Premier League title and Champions League success. To do that, Jose Mourinho should consider buying some key players to strengthen the areas where the Blues have come short this season.
“I want a striker, because we lost our legend [Didier Dorgba]. [We also need] a defender and a midfield player to give a little bit more competitiveness to the squad, bring some new blood in, put some players a little bit under pressure.”
With Drogba leaving the club, Jose has made Radamel Falcao his No.1 target and believes he can help the Colombian reach his level again after his unsatisfactory stint at Old Trafford. Falcao would likely be third-choice striker under Mourinho with Loic Rémy second-choice after his huge impact on games where Diego Costa was unavailable. Jose will also be looking for a promising defender who can replace Chelsea’s captain John Terry when the time comes, and has his eyes set on Zouma’s compatriot Raphael Varane who could cost around £22m. Varane is one of the most promising young centre-backs in Europe and in a few years he’ll be one of the hottest properties in Europe.
Jose Mourinho has made it clear this season that he prefers having young Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in his starting eleven instead of one of Chelsea’s greats Petr Cech who is already looking for a move preferably to another English team, with interest in the 33 year old heating up all across Europe (Arsenal, Manchester United, PSG…). There has been some rumours about a deal with Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic that could take place to replace Petr Cech but nothing is certain yet.
Chelsea’s newest signing, midfielder Juan Cuadrado looks to have decided to leave the club after not making much of an impact in the second half of the season at Chelsea. Given his poor form, Chelsea should consider offloading the Colombian and replace him with Atletico Madrid star man Antoine Griezmann. Some rumours about him wanting to leave the Spanish capital and has his eyes set on England, with Chelsea being his 1st choice. The Frenchman would cost around £42m.
Chelsea could also see them selling Oscar to Champions League runner-ups Juventus if a deal for Paul Pogba is agreed. The deal could see Pogba going to Chelsea with Oscar going the opposite direction with some cash.
With more than two months left in this summer’s transfer window and with Mourinho stressing that big teams in England will be stronger, one would expect nothing less than Chelsea signing these top players that will guarantee a long and decent run in the Cups and stability in the Premier League.
Article written by: @TheChelseaViews