As another year comes to an end, we take a look at the ONE decision Chelsea would change from 2013.
2013 for Chelsea represents two large moments, first there was winning their second European trophy in as many years. The Blues saw off a strong Benfica side in the Amsterdam Arena, winning 2-1 in an enthralling game whith Branislav Ivanovic scoring a late winner.
Their second key moment of 2013 is the return of 'the special one'. Jose Mourinho left Real Madrid to return to the bridge, stating that he wanted to go where the people loved him and now he is 'the happy one'.
But what would Chelsea change in 2013, if given a second chance?
The league form of Chelsea in 2013 has simply not been good enough and needs to drastically improve if the club want to win a Premier League title again, which is the aim.
But this is underlined by major problem and that is the striking department at Chelsea, which desperately needs to add goals. Therefore, I would argue to I am blue in the face that Chelsea's worst decision in 2013 is allowing Romelu Lukaku out on loan.. AGAIN!
There isn't much logic behind the decision and in turn have burnt bridges with a striker, who even at just 20 years of age is one of the most impressive in Europe.
As a striker, you cannot run away from statistics - it is what defines you.
And for Fernando Torres, it's been the chip on his shoulder since the infamous £50 million move from Liverpool. Although, he finished as Chelsea's top goalscorer in all competitions last season, he only netted 8 league goals with just ONE in the 2013 part of last season. That means Torres has scored just 3 Premier League goals in 2013, an absolutely awful statistic and next to Romelu's 19 Premier League goals in 2013 - it looks laughable.
Focusing on this season, Chelsea made moves to improve their frontline in the summer which involved a reported £40m bid for England striker Wayne Rooney. Although nothing materialised on that, they did sign seasoned pro Samuel Eto'o to bolster their attack and in turn allowed Lukaku to leave.
Before the festive period began, Lukaku had scored 8 Premier League goals in 13 games whereas Eto'o and Torres combined have only hit 4.
Mourinho remains adamant that he stands by his decision to allow Lukaku to leave, but from the outside looking in - it stands as the worst decision made by the Blues in 2013.
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