Chelsea are notoriously known for spending big in the transfer market, with marquee signings like Fernando Torres (£50 million), Eden Hazard (£32 million), Andriy Shevchenko (£30 million) to mention a few.
With Jose Mourinho returning to Chelsea, will he look to strengthen the side he left in 2007?
And do Chelsea really need to spend millions again in order to contend for the Premier League title next season?
It is obvious that Chelsea need to bring in some different players as the squad is struggling through the heart of their defence with David Luiz looking better going forward, and Terry with his reoccurring injuries, Ivanovic and Cahill cannot be relied on to play all the time, so they obviously require much more depth in the centre of the defence.
But Chelsea also need more depth in the midfield and attack, as they have been much too dependant on the likes of Hazard, Mata, Oscar and Moses, which is why they could use a few more players that could be used in the smaller games while these players can be rested.
Although, with only two recognised strikers available of Fernando Torres and Demba Ba, Chelsea are in desperate need for another goal-scorer. But do they need to spend big again for this depth? With both Turnbull and Hilario's contracts expiring, Chelsea may need to look at finding an understudy to Cech.
Chelsea have many options at centre back who are away from the club on loan, for example Tomas Kalas who has been impressive in the Eredivisie this season for Vitesse, could be used next season, Chelsea also have the option of calling back Jeffrey Bruma from Hamburg which could be an option for Mourinho, there is also the availability of Sam Hutchinson who is on loan at Nottingham Forest or Kenneth Omeruo who is on loan at ADO Den Haag.
Chelsea have tonnes options for depth in the midfield with both talent and experience out on loan across the world, some of the players that could be recalled back to the squad are Michael Essien (Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Werder Bremen), Lucas Piazon (Malaga), Ulises Davila (Sabadell), Thorgan Hazard (Zulte Waregem), Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford), Josh McEachran (Middlesbrough) and Gael Kakuta (Vitesse) who are all capable of playing for Chelsea.
There is one player, who Chelsea can recall from his loan spell and he is definitely capable of going straight into the first team, the big Belgian Romelu Lukaku has a lot going for him, the 20-year-old cost Chelsea around £18 million, but the powerful striker is proving why he cost the blues this sum by scoring 17 goals in the Premier League for West Brom, more than any other Chelsea player in the league this season.
Chelsea have one of the most talented young keepers in the world at their disposal with Thibaut Courtois, if he could be brought back from Atletico Madrid and used in rotation with Cech, Chelsea could have a promising young squad beginning to form.
If these players are recalled, Chelsea will be able to rotate their squad much more with the ability to still win without their big players which could be a major factor in their Premier League and Champions League campaign if they want to be successful.
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