The current Chelsea squad that Jose Mourinho is faced with is nowhere as good as the squad he was blessed with in his first stint at the Bridge. I
Instead of players with power, Chelsea are a technically gifted, if not nimble bunch.
However, there are players holding the team back from.
Below are the five players who Chelsea need to move on to have a chance of reaching success in coming times.
1. Samuel Eto'o
After his unsuccessful pursuit of Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney, Jose Mourinho stated he had a 'plan B'. This turned out to be four-time African player of the year Samuel Eto'o.
Everyone knew that it would be hard for Eto'o to adapt to the English game after arguably wasting his time in Russia with Anzhi Makachkala.
Many people also stated that if Eto'o regained his sharpness he would turn out to be a bargain for Chelsea.
However, Eto'o has been nothing less than a disaster so far, bagging just two goals in seven Premier League appearances and looking way off the pace.
If Chelsea want to aim high, it would not be a bad idea to dip into the transfer market for a forward, maybe Jackson Martinez?
2. John Obi Mikel
Once dubbed as the future star of the Chelsea team after a controversial move to Chelsea, it's fair to say Mikel's role has not been very important.
Sure, he puts in the odd good performance here and there against lower sides and gives Chelsea defensive stability, but mistakes and inconsistency have meant that Mikel has rubbed most Chelsea fans up the wrong way at some point in his career.
Also, apart from sitting in front of the Chelsea defence and passing it, Mikel doesn't do much else.
Instead of helping Chelsea play the desired style that the manager and the owner wants, Mikel only slows down play.
A defensive midfielder should be on the wish list for Mourinho if he wants success.
3. Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres has provided some fantastic moments, and some horrible moments for Chelsea supporters - his miss against Manchester United sticking out the most.
Yet, Torres remains a favourite because of all the hard work that he puts in to rediscover his best form.
Every time Torres has a good moment, people claim that 'he's back' when in truth that will never happen again.
Torres always seems to have a good game, and then a run of bad games, and he has definitely declined dramatically since his £50 million pound move back in January 2011.
Although it may be hard for Chelsea, the sooner they get rid of Torres, the better.
4. David Luiz
Another favourite amongst Chelsea supporters, David Luiz is guaranteed to provide high entertainment whenever he plays in a Chelsea shirt.
He has provided some fantastic memories during his time at the Bridge, with some fantastic free kicks and long range efforts.
His versatility to play as a centre half and a defensive midfielder means he has attracted praise from many respected figures around the world.
However, Luiz has made a heap of mistakes during his time at Chelsea, and many Chelsea fans prefer the safer option of Gary Cahill to partner captain John Terry.
There have been rumours of a £35 million pound approach from FC Barcelona, which is a staggering amount of money for any player.
Due to the amount of mistakes that he makes, it would be wise to take the money if the interest is genuine, and reinvest in another defender.
5. Petr Cech
Probably the most controversial name on the list is goalkeeper Petr Cech.
He has been nothing other than a massive success for Chelsea since his move from Rennes in 2004.
Cech also had a huge part to play in Chelsea's road to glory in Munich as well.
Manager Jose Mourinho has also backed Petr Cech by saying he's the 'best goalkeeper in the world'.
Nevertheless, what Mourinho also said was that Courtois was the 'best young goalkeeper in the world', and maybe it's time for Courtois to displace Petr Cech.
With some strangely poor performances this season from Cech, could it be time for him to leave Stamford Bridge?
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