Signing a striker must be Antonio Conte's number one priority this summer. The Italy head coach will take charge of the Azzurri at Euro 2016 in France next month before finalising his move to Stamford Bridge after the international tournament.
Diego Costa has struggled to inspire confidence at the forefront of Chelsea's attack for the majority of the 2015/16 campaign and the soon-to-be Blues boss will be looking to improve Chelsea's faltering strike force.
It seems like just yesterday England was littered with defensive choices that included John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and others, whilst the likes of Gary Cahill sat as a prospect vying to one day take their place. That day is here. The Chelsea defender has been a regular for both his English Premier League side Chelsea, and country, England.
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After a disappointing 2015/16 campaign, it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see Chelsea make a number of moves in the summer transfer window. Soon-to-be Blues boss Antonio Conte is going to have various targets but perhaps Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain may be his number one priority ahead of what could be a defining season for the club.
With the deal to take Jose Mourinho to Manchester United due to be announced as early as tomorrow, here are the FIVE Chelsea players I believe he could attempt to sign with his reported £200-£300m war chest this summer.
One thing I will say before we go into too much detail is that Chelsea will not be willing to do business with any of their direct rivals for the top four next season and it would take ridiculous amounts of money to persuade the Chelsea hierarchy to do business.
Jose Mourinho is set to be appointed the next Manchester United boss despite Louis Van Gaal winning United's first silverware since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. Chelsea fans have made their feelings known on social media this weekend but who cares seriously.
I love Jose Mourinho as much as the next person for where he took out Football club and for the success he brought to us.
Kalidou Koulibaly is a name that has become apparent over the past year or so after an impressive debut season followed up with a better season this time around. The 24-year-old Senegalese defender has caught the eye of incoming boss Antonio Conte and Chelsea are looking to spend £19m this summer to bring him to West London.
This weekend, Fernando Torres will be hoping to lead the line with Atletico Madrid as they take on Real Madrid in the Champions League Final in a repeat of the final two years ago. Having won it already with Chelsea, Torres was quick to point out that winning this one would mean so much more.
According to many sources in the Press, Antonio Conte is looking for a big named Striker this summer to take on the Premier League challenge in his first as Chelsea Manager and three names are on his shortlist. What do you think are our chances on signing them?
The three names on the shortlist are Alvaro Morata, Romelu Lukaku and Gonzalo Higuain and I want to know what you the Chelsea fans reading this post think of our chances of signing any of them in the Summer window under Conte?
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Despite the jubilation of the fact that John Terry is staying for an additional season, it's with sadness that it could mean the end for one of our promising youngsters - Tomas Kalas. The 23-year-old is already looking for his next move seems resigned to leaving this summer.
Kalas has spent six years at Chelsea and spent the most part playing out on loan during that time with little exposure to our first team.
Let's face it: Chelsea's season was disappointing and the club ended up way below its own standards. Many reasons for that can be found at the back with the team giving up a staggering amount of 53 goals. It is a statistic previously unheard of at Chelsea.
What about their offensive output though?
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After looking like coming to a disappointing end, John Terry has given himself the opportunity for one last hurrah at Chelsea in the 2016/17 season.
The 35-year-old penned a new one-year deal to keep his career at Stamford Bridge alive just as it appeared his 18 years with the Blues had come to an end.
Today is four years to the day that Chelsea won't the Champions League for the first time. Never, for as long as I live, will I ever forget that night in Munich. It was the night we had been waiting for. The night that turned Chelsea into a great club and European Champions.
So sit back, relax and watch Barcelona vs Chelsea followed by that famous night in Germany:
It's the news that most of us have wanted to hear since the turn of the year as Chelsea Football Club confirm that John Terry has signed a new one-year contact at Stamford Bridge. Although it's excellent news, we await to see just how influential he remains.
As I posted here this morning, reports had emerged over the terms of the new deal that Chelsea publicly offered last week.