Jose Mourinho looks set for a Premier League return and another shot at the title with Chelsea, but in my opinion, he has a lot to do to turn them into contenders once again.

Despite the fact that Chelsea have won two European titles in two seasons, they haven't really looked like major challengers for the Premier League title in recent seasons, with the upcoming of large spenders Manchester City and the ever-present Manchester United - who are now the top two challengers for the title. 

The 2013/14 season promises to be even more competitive too, as City will most likely spend a lot of money, once again, to improve the squad which didn't put in much of a fight this season. 

Also, with David Moyes taking over at Manchester United, I'm sure everyone will be intrigued to see how he fairs. None of us will be surprised if he comes close to winning the title.

So how exactly can Mourinho change this Chelsea side into Premier League winners?

First of all, he must sort out the problem with Chelsea's strike-force. Chelsea can't rely on Lampard's goals forever. The signing of Demba Ba may come in decent next season, despite being a hit and miss this season. 

Fernando Torres must show signs of improvement in pre-season, or he will be shipped out before the end of August. Also, the return of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea from West Brom may also strengthen this Chelsea side. But something tells me that this just isn't enough. 

With Mata, Hazard and Oscar in a dangerous looking midfield trio, they need a reliable striker to convert the chances that these players will inevitably create. Chelsea have been linked with many different strikers in the past few months, so there is a large possibility that Mourinho has something lined up this summer.

The prospect of Radamel Falcao, from Atletico Madrid, heading off to Chelsea would excite any Blues fan. 

Other strikers that have been linked with Chelsea are; Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich), Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Shurrle (Bayer Leverkusen), Edinson Cavani (Napoli) and possibly a late charge for Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).

If Chelsea were able to sign any of these strikers, I'm sure their strike force would improve tremendously.

Another job Mourinho will have to do when back in the Chelsea ranks is to sort out this situation in their defence. The decision whether or not to play John Terry and make him captain for another season needs to be sorted out. 

Too many times we saw John Terry on the bench, almost straight after Benitez deemed him an important player in the Chelsea team. Mourinho will just need to clarify what he plans to do with the long serving Chelsea captain, as I'm sure the fans would like to see him play.

Also, David Luiz isn't a natural defender. His performances in midfield at the end of this season have proved that. Maybe Mourinho can train him into a decent Premier League centre-half, but for now, Jose, I recommend you don't risk it.

Mourinho should also be focusing on bringing in the best young talent and turning them into winners. Chelsea have already started along that route with the recruitment of Oscar, 21, and 22-year-old Eden Hazard. More youngsters Romelu Lukaku, 20, and 21-year-olds Kevin De Bruyne and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois have been signed up and sent out on loan to gain first team experience.I'm sure Mourinho is keen to continue the policy.

Mourinho's track record speaks for itself, so we all know to expect Chelsea putting in a major challenge in seasons to some, but whether or not he can actually win the title in his first season back at Chelsea, is what makes the new season so much more exciting.

United, City and Chelsea will all have a new manager by the time the season begins in August, but which one will come out as the victor?

 

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