With a mouth watering Budget of 100 millions at disposal certainly we should be fighting for the league and for the champions league .But the current status of the squad requires a little bit of tweaking in order to be right up there with the likes of manchester clubs and it may be a possibility that we may not win it (as manure has a good squad and will strenghten their mid and city have gone mad this window )but we should bring the points gap to as minimal as possible . TBH we have a great first team but no quality replacements for the likes of hazard and mata and even ashley cole (he is off his prime but still bertrand is far away) .
According to me the immediate need of hour is 3 first team signings and rest the subs and we will be ready
So to start of with there are certain position we will be out for in the summer :-
CDM (who has the ability of moving the ball quickly)
Well lets first talk about what we have on our hands right now . our current roster looks like this (Those in italics are loanees coming back)
Matej Delac (G) Sam Walker (G)
Jeffrey Bruma (D) Nathaniel Chalobah (D) England Ben Gordon (D) England Sam Hutchinson (D) England Tomas Kalas (D) Czech Republic Todd Kane (D) England Patrick van Aanholt (D) Netherlands
- Branislav Ivanovic (D) Serbia
- Ashley Cole (D) England
- David Luiz (D) Brazil
- Paulo Ferreira (D) Portugal
- Gary Cahill (D) England
- John Terry (D) England
- Cesar Azpilicueta (D) Spain
- Andreas Christensen (D) Denmark
- Ryan Bertrand (D) England
- Nathan Ake (D) Netherlands
- Ramires (M) Brazil
- Frank Lampard (M) England
- Juan Mata (M) Spain
- Oscar (M) Brazil
- John Obi Mikel (M) Nigeria
- Victor Moses (M) Nigeria
- Florent Malouda (M) France
- Eden Hazard (M) Belgium
- Marko Marin (M) Germany
- Yossi Benayoun (M) Israel
Patrick Bamford (F) England Milan Lalkovic (F) Slovakia Romelu Lukaku (F) Belgium Adam Phillip (F)
we have released Turnbull , Hilario , Benayoun , Malouda and Ferreira has Retired thus leaving the squad to a 22 (they were dead weights anyway ) and i wud like to have a squad of 27 .
currently we have 2 GK , 9 DEF , 9 MID , 2 FWD
So before moving on buying lets see wat we can sell in this team
I dont see Bruma moving in any direction and i dont see him as our future CB so its better to sell him off .And he can fetch us a sum of 2.5 mill pounds .
Marin for around 6 mill pounds
Mikel for around 15 million pounds
well its hard to sell Torres pretty much impossible due to his wages so i believe Ba will be the 1 to face axe . i believe we can get 7 for him too ( taking minimum into account ) .
Now we have 18 players in our squad leaving some position to fill and after doing our selling stuff we have roughly 130.5 m pounds to spend .
LETS begin the transfers
Now our team looks like this
Cech / Blackman (I guess this will do and we dont need any new signing here )
Azpi/Ivanovic/kalas (We have good depth here and kalas and iva can also be utilised as CB giving additional depth)
Terry/Luiz/Cahill (this is the position we require signings )
So there are quite few young and gud choices out there in the market for a CB position
1. Raphael Varane
but all of these apart from garay are above 25m signings
so apart from these i searched few more and one of them which i certainly liked was Angelo Ogbonna
Well he is Physical yet intelligent, quick on his feet and even quicker in reading the game and wud certainly be a gud partner for luiz and will cost us around 20m .
And another one i'd like to have is inigo martinez (termed as puyol) from real sociedad and he wud cost us around 5m and will act as a substitute and we are done in the central defense department .
Cole/Bertrand (Signing required as i see no hope of bertand and PVA improving)
i wud get LukeShaw and he will cost us around 17 m and loan him back to southampton
well that will be it for our defence and i wud love to loan the youngsters apart from kalas in our squad as i feel there is still a room for improvement for all of themand for that they will require playing time. We have now 88.5m left in our kitty
Now moving on to midfield
Well from our younger crop i wud love to have Chalobah in our squad for the position and also we need to have to sign player or 2. Well in my opinion it is the most important of the position and we need someone who can defend and pass the ball well so as i feel the best option out there wud be ARTURO VIDAL . I seriously liked that guy and he is great at that position and he wud cost us around 35m and we shud make him our no1 transfer target this summer . As we are also linked with Ginkel . For 8.5m he will be a good deal and also we have romeu and i wud love to keep all of them .
45m to go
Well i wud go forward with a 4-1-2-1-2 (and we can move with 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 as well , as vidal can play in pivot in 4-3-3 and in 4-2-3-1 he can play alongside ginkel / romeu/Lampard ) formation so ,
I will be calling KDB back from loan .
For 2 wide mid we have Hazard/mata/moses/ramires/Oscar/KDB
For CAM position we can choose from Oscar/mata/Lampard and shud also sign up Thiago Alcantra (as he himself has mentioned he want to play advance role) . He would be costing us around 20m leaving us with 25m.
For the 2 forwards i wud like to call back Lukaku into the first team alongside torres and wud like to sign Loic Remy for 5m and Wilfried Bony for 15 m
As i wud love to go physical upfront with Lukaku ,bony & remy and pushing the defence back providing space for our creative mid or we can also deploy Hazard in the free moving forward role and make him play with lukaku and bony thus creating havoc in the others defence .
So to sum it up according to me chelsea will look like this next season
Azpi/iva/kalas luiz/ogbo/inigo/terry/cahill cole/bert
Hope u like it :D