Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge is a blessing.
Chelsea now have statistically the greatest manager in the world right now with a 76% win rate in his Premier League career. Mourinho has been warmly welcomed by the Blues faithful and the "Special One" is happy to be back home.
There is no doubt that Chelsea have the squad depth to win the league title. John Terry, Gary Cahill and David Luiz will be rotating in the centre back positions. Whilst Ashley Cole at left back and Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta rotating at right back give them quality and depth.
These players will have to step up from last year's performances to provide the solid defence that every team needs to win the league title.
In the midfield Chelsea have had a few new signings to provide cover and strength. Andre Schurrle is a left winger/striker who joins from Bayer Leverkusen, Marco Van Ginkel is a centre attacking midfielder who joined Chelsea from Vitesse in the Eredivise and Willian who is a left winger/centre attacking midfielder who joined from Anzhi.
These signings will join the likes of Frank Lampard, Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Oscar, Ramires, Kevin De Bruyne and Michael Essien. This gives Chelsea a total of 10 midfielders who will all have to fight for their places. With the main impact players expected to be Mata, Oscar and Hazard.
The strikers for Chelsea have been lacking ever since cult hero Didier Drogba left and everyone knows that was never going to be an easy hole to fill but with the disappointing last couple of seasons from £50 million flop Fernando Torres it is time for him to go.
Torres had a lot of pressure and has been playing well of late, but bigger things were expected and now is the time to let him go.
Also, Demba Ba was seen by many as quite a strange signing for such a big club and I think his time at the club is up. With the recent signing of Samuel Eto'o who will be the main striker this season, Chelsea don't only need him to score plenty of goals, but it is vital if they are to win the league.
Lukaku has gone out on loan to Everton and looks like a bright option for the seasons to come, but this year the weight is on the shoulders of Samuel Eto'o.
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