Chelsea: potential 2015/16 starting 11

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Here is a predicted line-up for Chelsea at the start of the 2015/16 Season. With John Terry securing his new contract GMS Academy writer Joseph decided to look ahead after the Captain, leader and legend departs from Stamford Bridge.

Here is what he reckons the team will look like: 

GK - Courtois

The incredible talent that this youngster possesses can't be ignored by Chelsea or Mourinho and we think that the Belgian should be Chelsea's number 1 if not next season then certainly the one after. Growing increasingly worried about how his club really value him, it is time Chelsea allow Courtois his chance for the Blues before he gets frustrated and starlings looking for a permanent move away. 

RB - Cezar Azpilicueta 

A stand out season for the Spaniard and he wasn't even playing in his preferred position! Azpilicueta filled in for Ashley Cole superbly, picking up the Chelsea Player's Player of the year award.

However, I think it's time he regains his favoured right back position and performs even better than he did at left back.

Azpilicueta, or 'Dave', will certainly be back in his favoured position by the time the 2015/16 season kicks off if not sooner. 

CB - Branislav Ivanovic

With John Terry recently securing a new contract, it looks like it may be his last year playing a big role at the heart of Chelsea's back four as the likes of Ashley Cole and Rio Ferdinand start to move on.

Ivanovic would certainly be the rock Chelsea need to fill the captain's place, and the Serbian could potentially be seen as a replacement for Terry as captain. 

CB - Gary Cahill

Included in the PFA Team of the Year, we can clearly see that Cahill has learnt so much from Terry since leaving Bolton.

Cahill is possibly the first name on the team sheet for Chelsea (at least in Defence) and he looks ready to take over the reigns when Terry starts to play less games. 

LB - Alberto Moreno

With Azpi moving to his preferred position on the right Chelsea will be in the market for a new left back.

With Mourinho's eye for young talent he might snatch up Sevilla youngster Alberto Moreno. 

Moreno won the Europa League with Sevilla last Wednesday night and is attracting attention from the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid. 

CDM - Nemanja Matic

This man has played such a pivotal role since returning to Stamford Bridge it's hard to see why Chelsea ever let him go in the first place.

The Serbian is tall, strong, fast and possesses a superb passing ability along with an ability to shoot from distance.

If Chelsea are to have any success it'll be with this man on the field, and he will look to improve further on his performances from last season. 

CDM - Yaya Toure

This decision is based on the flurry of discussion that has been created after Yaya Toure admitted that he is unsettled at Manchester City. 

After turning 31-years-old two days after City had secured the Premier League title for a second time in three years, Toure was put out by the fact the Citizens did not celebrate his birthday properly.

With such a high wage we reckon that Chelsea will swoop in with their financial muscle to secure the services of the big Ivorian and we'll be watching him make his powerful runs in a darker tone of blue. 

RAM - Andre Schurrle

I wasn't quite convinced by Schurrle at the start of the season, however he grew into the team and he has had a solid debut  in England.

Despite Chelsea's failure to win a trophy, the German has still attracted lots of attention at Stamford Bridge with his energetic displays and nine goals in 43 appearances.

He was also recently included in the Germany world cup squad. As he becomes more familiar with the Premier League, Schurrle will surely be one of Chelsea's key players in the next few seasons. 

CAM - Willian

Willian has quickly become a key figure in Chelsea's midfield after joining for £30million.

Although statically with just 4 goals and 3 assists he doesn't seem as influential, Willian pushed out national team mate Oscar for the no.10 position.

He looks increasing comfortable in the middle of Chelsea's attacking midfield trio and ticks Mourinho’s boxes when it comes to what he looks for in a midfielder. 

Willian, recently included in home nation Brazil's world cup squad, will be a definite starter two seasons from now. 

LAM - Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard, must I say more? Chelsea's Player of the Season and PFA Young Player of the Season who was also nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award and included in the PFA Team of the Year is an incredible talent.

At the mere age of 23 he is possibly Chelsea's most important player with 14 goals and 10 assists this season.

We hope that the Belgian stays with Chelsea in the premier league and by the 2015/16 season, who knows, maybe he'll have a PFA Player of the Year award under his belt. 

ST - Diego Costa

If there is one deal that is expected to happen for Chelsea it is the one involving this 25-year-old Brazilian born Spanish striker, who has now been linked with Chelsea for what feels like forever. 

Having scored 35 goals in what could be a double winning campaign of La Liga and Champions League for Atletico, Costa is among the most deadly strikers in Europe.

With Mourinho publicly expressing his frustration with the firepower that he has upfront, we are certain that by the 2015 season Costa will be a 'true' blue. 

Bench: Cech, Kalas, Zouma, Ramires, Piazon, Oscar, Mandzukic

This team is of course subject to personal opinion and rumours so if you have other ideas as to who will be calling Stamford Bridge home, please comment bellow. 

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