With some major signings this transfer window, including the likes of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, the Chelsea squad is looking stronger than ever. They could be a real force in the coming season.
Finding players better than what they already had was going to be a difficult task for the Blues, but somehow they have managed it. Costa should be a striker to give them the goals that the Chelsea forwards simply couldn’t last season and Fabregas will be instrumental in midfield with his pinpoint passing. Fabregas also has valuable Premier League experience from his time at Arsenal.
Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis is an excellent replacement for Ashley Cole, who will probably start ahead of Cesar Azpilecueta. Young Frenchman Kurt Zouma will also provide more than sufficient back-up to Gary Cahill and John Terry, whilst there are rumours that Chelsea plan to beat Arsenal to the signing of Germany international Sami Khedira. This would add further squad depth to an ever-growing team.
Frank Lampard will be a big miss for the Blues but the midfield should still be solid next season. They should not struggle without the long-serving player too much after the signing of Fabregas and possibly Khedira. There has also been talk of Chelsea bringing in Hulk from Zenit St Petersburg. This would be an incredible signing as the Brazilian can play on either wing and could also fill the gap up front if Costa got injured, which would make his versatility a tremendous asset to the club.
I think that, with the signings that Chelsea have already made and the names that are rumoured to be transfer targets, it could be a very exciting season for the Blues. They could even be on their way to their first Premier League title since 2009/10. There will be some fierce competition for places in the starting lineup and this will keep the players on their toes. Who knows, they could even bring home their second Champions League trophy, as their squad is looking as good as anyone’s in world football at this moment in time.