With Fernando Torres misfiring and still struggling for form, Samuel Eto'o perhaps set to leave, and Demba Ba a definite misfit, it's already time for Jose Mourinho to think about next season.
So with that in mind, Ollie Gentle has taken the time to pick out Chelsea's who could be in the squad next season, with many of their hot-prospects currently out on loan deals, or even some new recruits on their way in.
Edin Dzeko is a fantastic striker, with a phenomenal goals-to-games record. Although, he is definitely overlooked at Manchester City, in favour of the formidable partnership of Negredo and Aguero.
The Bosnian striker is in red hot form when he does play, but it seems that Aguero cannot do anything wrong when he isn't injured, and Negredo is simply just magnificent.
Dzeko is a strong and tall striker who can score with both feet and his head. He is what one might call a "complete striker", which is just what Mournho's Chelsea could do with.
Dzeko is a prone to score a goal, and could probably get at least 20 goals a season if he is given the right amount of game time.
He surely will want out sooner or later, especially if his lack of game time continues. At the moment he is playing, but as soon as Aguero is back his place on the bench will be back.
With the Chelsea striker conundrum still rumbling on in the background, the question remains as to what to do with Bamford next season, who is currently on loan at Derby County.
Bamford's goal-to-game ratio is fantastic for such a young player, and I think that Bamford should remain at Chelsea next season instead of heading out again. He should play at least some first-team football under Jose Mourinho, he can manage it.
There's no reason why Bamford wouldn't succeed playing in Chelsea's first team, I see no reason at all. It's quite obvious that Bamford is a brilliant player, just waiting for the opportunity. He could easily emulate the success Rooney has had at United.
Well to be honest, Chelsea just have to hope that Lukaku does want to come back and not carry on at current club Everton where he has been a marvel.
You cannot deny that Jose made the wrong decision to even send him out in August, but it certainly has helped Lukaku's development and has made him a much better striker for next season.
I think that he, along with Edin Dzeko would make the perfect attacking duo, and Lukaku does in fact have good pace to accompany his along with the Bosnian's good heading ability. I understand they are not 'massive names' but they could easily be very good for the Blues.
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