Predicted Chelsea XI for next season: Including Courtois and Filipe Luis

Mourinho Dugout

Two Atletico Madrid stars and one of Belgium's biggest talents all feature.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be more than happy with the way his summer plans are shaping up.

The Portuguese coach recently did great work to ensure the club snapped up Cesc Fabregas on a long term deal with more top signings like to make a Stamford Bridge switch following the World Cup.

We’ve taken a look at confirmed signings and transfer rumours to judge what Chelsea’s starting side might be for next season. Take a look.

GK – Thibaut Courtois

Mourinho has confirmed Courtois will return to Chelsea after the World Cup and he stands a great chance of being number one at the club.

RB – Cesar Azpilicueta

Harsh on Branislav Ivanovic, but Azpilicueta was arguably the club’s best full-back last season and his best position is on the right of defence.

CB – Gary Cahill

Cahill was one of the most consistent central defenders in the Premier League last season. He keeps his place.

CB – John Terry

Terry injects that experience and leadership into the back four. He won’t play every game next season but will start when available.

LB – Filipe Luis

While Manchester United work on a deal for Luke Shaw and Liverpool target Alberto Moreno, Mourinho seems content to try and sign experienced left-back Filipe Luis, who would be a top left-back capture.

RM – Willian

Willian will be fresh because he’s not featured prominently for Brazil at the World Cup. He’ll be better for a season under his belt.

DM – Nemanja Matic

Matic is a giant of a man and someone who is perfect to protect the back four. His size and presence will intimidate some very good players next season.

CM – Cesc Fabregas

The Spaniard is the perfect player to have coming in and pulling the strings in the middle of the side in the absence of Frank Lampard.

AM – Oscar

Oscar has been one of Brazil’s best players at the World Cup and is Chelsea’s primary number ten. Expect to see him pulling the strings behind the main striker and tracking back often.

LM – Eden Hazard

Hazard is sure of his place. He provides a world class threat from the left and is difficult to stop when he picks up the ball and drives forward.

ST – Diego Costa

If Chelsea complete a deal for Costa now Spain have been dumped out of the World Cup, he’ll start up front but the Blues need to see more from him than he’s produced in his last two games.

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