Most realistic Chelsea fans will agree with me that their best and probably their only shot at next season’s Champions League football is winning the competition for a second time.
Chelsea’s current league position is a big threat as even the Europa League qualification looks like an unrealistic target.
This might impact negatively on the squad, for instance, Eden Hazard recently confessed that he only signed for Chelsea in 2012 because they were the immediate winners of the UEFA Champions League and they were able to play in the Europe’s most esteemed football competition.
Hazard also recently told Le Parisen in an interview earlier this week that it would be hard turn down any transfer offer from PSG or any other top football club capable of winning the Champions League.
This seems to be the same for most of Chelsea’s signings. Except they mount a realistic title challenge every year, players might be looking for a move away from Chelsea.
Many Chelsea players will try to force a move away from Chelsea this summer, but it’ll be best for Chelsea to concede defeat and negotiate deal to try and get huge amounts for big players like Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas if the circumstance arise.
It is also evident that a number of these players have already suitors lined up and any potential move is on if the team fails to qualify for the Europe’s elite competition next season.
The contract situation of John Terry is also a matter of debate as it is almost certain that Chelsea management doesn’t not want to extend the club captain’s stay at the club.
Premier League gets tougher each season and to stay in the top four is going to be a strong challenge, but the most important thing is how Chelsea will approach this next season.
The only good thing about this is that the London Blues now have to focus sorely on Premier League without any distraction from any of the European competitions, as this will give them the chance to get back to where they belong.