Chelsea had a superb summer transfer window and they can be confident of success this season.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be delighted with the transfer business the club did during the summer window.
We’ve assessed the Blues’ summer business, covering key questions and have given Chelsea a grade.
What was needed?
The big necessity for Chelsea was a world class striker.
Last season saw Mourinho forced to use a combination of Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba in rotation. It’s no surprise that not one of those forwards is still at the club.
Diego Costa arrived in a £32 million deal from Atletico Madrid and he’s hit the ground running with four goals in three games. Mourinho also did well to add Loic Remy to his squad late on.
A left-back and more creativity was also needed in midfield.
Mourinho addressed both concerns with moves for Filipe Luis, as Ashley Cole headed to Roma, and Cesc Fabregas, as Arsenal turned down the chance to re-sign the Spaniard.
Fabregas has been arguably the purchase of the summer window and looks like he could end up as the player of the season.
What didn’t Jose Mourinho address?
There are very few weak spots in the current Chelsea squad. Perhaps an area Mourinho could have added another player was in central defence but the Blues have Kurt Zouma and Tomas Kalas holding down the future of that position.
What are the strengths?
The two key strengths are the creativity in the side and a continuation of the defence from last season.
Chelsea have two key players who can create chances in Fabregas and Oscar and a striker who can finish them off in Costa.
The back four hasn’t changed too much and it’s no surprise Mourinho has stuck with the same line-up as last season, which means Luis is still waiting for his debut.
What are the weaknesses?
In short, there aren’t any. Every single position in the squad is covered and there are top quality, experienced players ready to step in when anyone picks up an injury or suspension.