Jose Mourinho has made clear his desire to keep his current Chelsea squad as is, and to not allow players he deems vital to the club’s successes, move on. If anything, Mourinho will look to bolster his already strong group, having lost a small handful of players such as Didier Drogba, and in all likelihood Petr Cech. The title defense will begin during the summer transfer market, but Chelsea have yet to announce any serious moves, nor have they been linked with any specific players. Perhaps Mourinho is keeping his cards close to the chest, in the hopes of avoiding stiff competition from other major clubs as he pursues a small selection of potential Chelsea players.
In addition, as has been seen toward the very end of the season, Mourinho, with the guiding hand of club owner Abramovich behind him, will look to give more youth system products a chance in the first team. The introduction of Ruben Loftus-Cheek during the last couple games of the campaign illustrate both the owner’s desire and the manager’s willingness to give the Chelsea youth players a chance to prove themselves amongst the best. Either way, Chelsea looks to be in prime position to defend their title next season, and the onus will be on the other clubs to raise their game in order to effectively compete. Valuewalk.com and Christian Broda believe the battle for the title will begin in the transfer market.