I set myself a bit of a challenge with this and decided not to spend a single penny of the £100m budget and instead made a £10m profit while drastically improving the squad. I honestly believe this squad can win the title next year. Firstly lets look at who I would get rid of.
1) Fernando Torres - £15m
Despite his reasonable end of year performances I think it is time to move on. He is on huge wages and if kept his poor form will linger in the managers mind and cause problems in the squad.
2)Michael Essien - £8m
A recurring knee injury and a loan spell where he has failed to recapture his form means it's time to say goodbye to the bison.
3) Victor Moses - £13m
I know this will be a controversial decision but I don't think Moses has enough technical ability to be a Chelsea player. He started fairly well but left me screaming at the TV so many times this season!
4) Jeffrey Bruma - £3m
Not going to play for Chelsea
5) Gael Kakuta - £4m
6)Demba Ba - £13m
When Ba arrived I was delighted but He has been worse than Torres (something I never thought I would say) and has to go.
7) Ryan Bertrand - 5m
I Think PVA is a better back up
P.S - I would re loan everyone on loan except Lukaku, KDB, Delac and Piazon. Plus I would loan out Marin and let everyone on expiring contracts leave (Malouda, Benayoun, Turnbull etc)
TOTAL - £61m
1) Luka Modric - £20m
The solution to all our deep lying playmaker problems and a steal for £20m
2) Fabio Coentrao - 14m
Future best LB in the world. Would have Cole for 1 more year to help him adapt and rotate with. Such a bargain for a player of his class.
3)Alberto Lora - 2m
La liga quality player playing in Spanish 2nd division so will be very cheap and an effective back up right back to give Azpi a rest.
4) David Villa - 15m
I strongly considered Benzema and Lewandowski but realised they would simply stunt the growth of a player who could be better than the two of them (Lukaku). Villa is 31 and my fave non Chelsea player who could lead the line until Lukaku could become a starter in 2 or 3 years.
5) Romelu Lukaku - (return from loan)
Could get loads of minutes rotating with Villa and gain valuable experience. Future Drogba!
6) Kevin De Bruyne - (return from Loan)
Great player who could rotate with any of the 3 amigos when they need a rest.
7 & 8) Delac and Piazon - (return from Loan)
Good back up players
TOTAL - £51M
AZPI IVAN LUIZ COLE
OSCAR MATA HAZARD
Back up team
LORA CAHILL TERRY PVA
PIAZON LAMPARD KDB
There you have it! This team complies with the Home-grown rule and Financial Fair Play. I made a £10m profit making the club more stable while assembling a team very capable of winning the league in my opinion. Any feedback appreciated in the comments and thank you for reading!