Manager: Jose Mourinho
Why They’re Specials: Simple – the Special One is back. Regardless of how you feel about Jose Mourinho, you have to admit that his record doesn’t lie. In a results business, Jose delivers the points regardless of who he alienates along the way. With such a talented squad, that means this season is set for a title tilt. What about Chelsea’s long term future?
What Will Give Chelsea the Blues: Fernando Torres is hardly reliable any more; Demba Ba’s knee is always one wrong turn away from disaster, leaving Romelu Lukaku as potentially the Blues’ most dangerous striker. Can he handle the job at such a young age? Mourinho needs to strengthen the striking stocks.
Ins: Stipe Perica (NK Zadar), Cristian Cuevas (CD O’Higgins), Mark Schwarzer (FC Fulham), Marco van Ginkel (Vitesse), Andre Schurrle (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Outs: Ross Turnbull (Doncaster Rovers), Florent Malouda (Trabzonspor), Jeffrey Bruma (PSV Eindhoven), Amin Affane (FC Energie Cottbus), Yossi Benayoun (Free), Archange Nkumu (Free), Paulo Ferreira (Retired)
The Blog FC Predicts: 2nd. But one world class signing before the transfer window shuts would certainly give Blues fans more confidence.
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