This is what I would consider the Ideal and somewhat realistic squad for the 2013/2014 season. I would like to give honourable mentions to Frank Lampard. He is a true legend in my eyes and would want him at the club for years to come even if its just to support the young up and coming prospects that Chelsea has plenty of. One thing that angers me is the talk of his replacement. We already have the perfect one! Kevin De Bruyne! He is a young and extremely talented attacking midfielder who can play in a deeper role as well! Great goal scorer and playmaker. The most irritating thing is if he wasn't already a Chelsea player out on loan then everyone would be talking about him. And yes I (and many others) rate him higher then the likes of Isco or Pjanic.
Those in parenthesis are backups or alternatives.
Formation: 4-2-3-1 (4-3-3 could also be used as a alternative)
Hazard Oscar/Mata Moses Strikers: Lukaku (Or bring in a world class striker in his 28-30s and loan out Lukaku for 2 seasons)
Attacking Midfield: Oscar, Piazon and Marin ( Marin must be reevaluated because he has been poor)
De Bruyne/(Ramires) Fellaini/(Mikel)
Deep Midfield: Ramires, Mikel, (?Not sure what the future holds for Essien and Romeu)
Cole Ivanovic/(Luiz) Terry/(Cahill) Azpil/ (Wallace*) Defense**: David Luiz, Cahill, Wallace* , Shaw
Cech GK: Turnbull/Blackman
1. Kevin De Bruyne (Back from Loan)
2. Piazon (Back from Loan)
3. Fellaini (Transfer)
4. Luke Shaw (Transfer)
5. Lukaku (Back from Loan) OR Bring in a proven world class striker in his 30s to fill in so we can put Lukaku on loan for another 2 seasons. Drogba would have been perfect....
6. *(Special Case) Wallace OR Kalas, 1 comes back while the other goes on Loan again.
1.Lampard (Most likely will happen but I DO NOT SUPPORT THIS :(
2. Essien Or/And Romeu will most likey leave to make room for Fellaini and the new Luiz Midfielder
3. Ryan Bertrand (To be replaced by Shaw, watched Bertrand many times, just doesn't seem like he will become world class, sorry mate)
4. Marin to be replaced by another true winger? ( Unless Marin proves himself he will most likely be replaced, was a big fan of him because of his pre-season performances)
5. Torres (No need to explain really)
1* Wallace and Kalas are both great at playing RB, Kalas can also play as CB one of them will come back while the other goes on loan.
2* Our Defense looks pretty solid and they will most likely rotate a lot, the ones I put as starters are just who I think are the most consistent.
3* Courtois is the heir the Cech role, no question about that really
4* Ideally, Rafa Out, Mourinho IN (Hopefully they just swap from Madrid to Chelsea)
5* We also have plenty of great players on loan and in reserve that I didnt mention, Chelsea FC has a bright future
Tell me what you think about this system. I really think this could last for many years to come with minimal change except for Terry's replacement
Edited by bobowardere, 28 January 2013 - 11:04 PM.