Jose Mourinho must rip the heart out of Chelsea

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Petr Cech, John Terry and Frank Lampard will take legendary status at Chelsea once their playing days are over. 

And, unfortunately for the trio, their time with the Blues could be coming to an end in the near future. In-fact, Jose Mourinho may see fit to get rid of all three of Chelsea's greatest stars at the end of this season. 

The three, between them, have provided the heart and backbone of Chelsea's team over many years and were crucial in securing the sides first ever Premier League title. 

Back then, in 2005 and under Jose Mourinho, Cech, Terry and Lampard were the key men, but eight years later and once again under 'The Special One' they are no longer the main-men around Stamford Bridge.

Cech may argue differently - he remains Chelsea's No.1, but with Thibaut Courtois continuing to impress in La Liga at Atletico Madrid, the Blues keeping position is certainly up for grabs. 

And Mourinho may feel that next season will be Courtois' time and it's unlikely Cech will fancy sitting on the Stamford Bridge bench after so many years as the outright No.1. 

Then there's the English duo of Terry and Lampard. 

Loved by Blues fans, the Chelsea faithful will never want to see the day the pair depart the club.

But there time is running out. In all honesty it didn't even look likely that Lampard would get this season in a Blue shirt, however he was given a new deal and, despite playing a role in Mourinho's side this season, he cannot go on forever.

The Blues now have stars ready to fill his boots and Lampard will be lucky to get close to the team next season. The England international may feel one last title challenge with the Blues and a World Cup tournament with England will be enough before he decides to end his career in America. 

And, for Mr. Chelsea himself, Terry has spent more time in the dugout than on the pitch over the last year or so. 

With the likes of David Luiz and Gary Cahill now vying for a place in Mourinho's back-line, Terry's job is only going to get harder as he ages. 

Playing a bit part role last season, he may start to lose his place in the side as the season goes on and Terry may well want to hang around at Stamford Bridge past the end of the campaign, but is there really enough room in the dugout for Mourinho and Terry?

It may also be the end for Chelsea's 'Captain, Leader, Legend. 

This could be the final season for the trio, and now Mourinho will have to fully integrate the next generation of Stamford Bridge stars.

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