It looks increasingly likely Jose Mourinho will put his faith in the vast array of young talent that Chelsea have invested in over the past couple of seasons.
The Blues have looked to alter their shift in strategy, shying away from the 'old guard' and minimising the risk of having another player power situation where certain individuals have too much presence over the manager and senior stakeholders.
With the Financial Fair Play rules in mind, Chelsea have spent the last few years buying young, promising players and letting them develop on loan at clubs both in England and abroad.
Players such as Kalas, De Bruyne, Lukaku, McEachran and Chalobah have all played countless more times than they would have had they stayed with their parent club and not been given the opportunity elsewhere.
Most, bar possibly McEachran, have all returned better players and ready to claim a spot in Jose's first returning league game against Hull in the starting line-up.
Coupled with the young players already in the squad from last year like Oscar, Hazard, Mata, Moses and Bertrand plus the recent signings of Schurrle and Van Ginkel, Mourinho will hope the vibrance of youth will overcome the lack of experience and propel his second Chelsea team back to league success.
With Lampard in his final year of his contract and Terry far from assured a starting place, only the ever reliable Cech, Cole and Ivanovic will be confident of a starting berth.
There's certainly a lot of optimism back around Stamford Bridge; the most successful manager in the clubs history is back in the hot seat, the fans are happy and the owner seemingly also happy, for now.
Success may not be instant but with these young players and Jose back in charge the club could be building a team to challenge on all fronts once again.
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