With the Premier League title race, such as it was, reaching a successful conclusion, the big questions around Chelsea now focus on next season. Which means that the really interesting questions that get asked in the press conferences will be about the summer transfer window.
Take it away, Jose:
Jose: 'The most important thing is to keep the squad we have. I want to keep my important players and they are all important.' #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 8, 2015
Jose: 'Obviously we will try to improve the squad, our squad will be very similar to this one with some new players.' #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 8, 2015
Which is interesting. There's been some thought that Chelsea might do some selling this summer -- Oscar's name has popped up a surprising amount -- but there's no reason for Mourinho to be very unhappy with a squad that's had a magnificent season. As for the new players who might improve the squad, that's such a vague statement so as to be rather unhelpful.
So, the big question is where we need to focus to make a sustained push in both Europe and England. This summer sounds like it'll be the icing on the cake, so we'd better make sure we use some pretty good icing.