Every team in Premier League is trying to reinforce their squad ahead of the start of the Premier League campaign and spending every penny to land their targets to bring their targets in order to achieve their target in the season.
Premier League is going to start on 8th August and we will be highlighting on what every team can expect in the upcoming season.
First, Let us come to Chelsea. The title holders have not spent huge this summer. Only two major arrivals are Radamel Falcao on loan from AS Monaco and Asmir Begovic from Srtoke City.
That makes the current squad like this-
Goalkeepers- Thibaut Courtois, Asmir Begovic, Jamal Blackman
Defenders– John Terry (captain), Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Nathan Ake
Midfielders- Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja Matic, Ramires, John Obi Mikel, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Willian, Juan Cuadrado, Bertrand Traore, Mohamed Salah, Victor Moses, Ruben Lofus-Cheek, Nathaniel Chalobah
Forwards- Diego Costa, Radamel Falcao, Loic Remy, Dominic Solanke
The core of the team is unchanged. The team will not have to suffer from giving players to give time to gel in. The players have a good chemistry between them already. Falcao is likely to play second fiddle to Costa unless he finds his form back and Begovic will be a cover to Courtois under the bar.
Now I will be coming to the season expectations from them.
Chelsea have a brilliant team on paper and under guidance of Jose Mourinho, they are favourites to retain the title. Chelsea have a good record in UEFA Champions League in the last decade but did not have a good last season in the continental competition as they were knocked out in the Round of 16 in the hands of Paris Saint-Germain. We can expect a solid Champions League campaign from Jose Mourinho’s side this time and atleast a progress to semi finals is an achievable target from them. FA Cup and Capital One Cup are two competitions that Mourinho will not be that concerned with and will use the two competitions to give gametime to his youth players and squad players.