'Can he play in the pivot?' is a (once-funny-but-now-rather-overused) returning question for Chelsea fans these days as the defensive midfield (now you can be relieved, I wont use the p-word again) is arguably a key factor in both attack and defence and the Blues seem to have neglected strengthening it last transfer window. There are still decent players to deploy in front of the back four but it's obvious that we need more depth.
As for the anchorman role besides the silent piano-carrier but still brilliant John Obi Mikel we have the Bison, Michael Essien and young and upcoming prospect Oriol Romeu starving for some playing time so provided Mikel won't be eating baklava with Sneijder and co. next season even the backup role is pretty much taken.
However, with living legend Lampard having turned 34 and Nathaniel Chalobah joining Josh McEachran (with possibly Nathan Aké) on the loanee list Ramires remains the only permanent option to play a box-to-box role for the whole season so it's natural that several rumours emerged claiming José wants to bring Xabi Alonso/Marouane Fellaini/Nemanja Matic/Mickey Mouse (sorry for the last one, I accidentally opened the website of The Sun) to the club. Again, Roman would be willing to splash out the annual budget of a banana republic for a superstar but the board should eye to make a more sensible decision by keeping Kevin de Bruyne at the club.
Having turned 22 this June the Belgian is surely ready for some first team football in the world's best league (take that, La Liga fans) and he's got the talent to fill the boots of Super Frank. Last season he impressed at Werder Bremen by assisting 9 and bagging 10 goals in 33 matches earning himself a permanent first team spot in the national team. He would surely fit in the Special One's plans as he seems to be a typical Mourinho-player for the midfield: he's incredibly disciplined for his age, he provides fluid transition play and his work rate is absolutely unquestionable.
Since the Schurrle move is cut and dried it's safe to say that he won't play for Bayer Leverkusen next season but according to many reports Dortmund still lead the chase after the gifted playmaker, let's hope that Emenalo and the board will let him go nowhere.