For Chelsea, a lot rested on that one match in Munich. Lose, and be confined to realms of the Europa League next season.Ai??Win, and play in the Champions League, after laying their hands on the most coveted trophy of them all. And in the end, they did go to win the whole thing – against all odds and against popular opinion.

Even in the brief while since that epic night at the Allianz Arena, that one result has hadAi??repercussions for the Champions of Europe and will play a defining role in how the club proceeds in its dealings hereafter. Riding a wave of increased windfall by virtue of their European success, the West London club is better placed to meeting the Financial Fair Play regulations, despite expected overtures on players in the summer.

Legends such as Didier Drogba could leave the club on an incredible high after attaining nirvana as far as his Chelsea career was concerned, thereby freeing up funds that were being used towards his high salary for paying new signings. By virtue of what they achieved, Chelsea have become the preferred destination of the best, young talents in the world.

In the wake of concerns over the apparent closure of deals despite the absence of a long-term manager, the very talented Graham MacAree laid all fears to bed when he tactfully explained the way in which Chelsea operate and how the Director of Football Michael Emanelo doesn’t actually require a full-time manager for him to do his job, i.e. signing players.

Before we look at what sort of reinforcements are needed at the club, let’s first take into account the departures or the likely departures that the club may oversee before the new season begins.

Possible Departures from Chelsea

Didier Drogba

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The king departs on his own terms

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The mercurial Ivorian has already announced hisAi??decisionAi??of leaving the Blues after his contract expires in June. Having served the club well, he is leaving with his head held high.

Salomon Kalou

Chelsea decided not to renew Kalou’s contract; although he selflessly performed the duties that were assigned to him over the course of his 6-year stay in West London in a dignified manner, the club decided that they needed an upgrade in the squad.

Jose Bosingwa

Bosingwa is another player who has been released by Chelsea, as they look to add a better right-back in their roster.

Florent Malouda

Although the Frenchman is still a part of the squad, it’s expected that he will leave sometime in the summer. Malouda is way past his prime and Chelsea have signed or have been looking to sign player (s) to take his role in the team. Furthermore, he is in the last year of his contract and the club would hope to recover any little money that comes their way before allowing him to walk for free in a year.

Michael Essien

A player who is on a fat contract, is not the player he used to be and is always a knock away from retaking his place on the treatment table can be considered as a likely candidate to be sold in this window. The more Chelsea delay on his sale, the more they’d be at the risk ofAi??compoundingAi??their problems.

Daniel Sturridge

Sturridge is one of the more talented English center-forwards; then why is he in this category, one may wonder? The fact is Chelsea play him wide right, a position at which he did reasonably well under Villas-Boas but then because of his propensity to shoot at every available opportunity, from even the toughest of angles rather than looking for a better-placed team-mate has seen his form, and thereby his stock, drop at Chelsea.

The Blues are looking to reinforce in this very department and also don’t appear to have too much faith in him serving as Fernando Torres’ back-up as a center-forward, therefore making him a likely candidate to exit in the summer if a right offer comes along.

Chelsea – Potential Problems

Few problems may pop up with the season in progress. Chelsea may look to address them when they still have time, thereby preempting such scenarios from derailing their campaign; however, the West London club isn’t expected to spend big in doing do.

John Terry being banned

John Terry has already been banned for three Champions League games next season, and with a court hearing hanging over his head forAi??alleged racism charges, Chelsea can find themselves sort of cover in central defence, if their captain is proven guilty.

Frank Lampard’s fitness concerns

Lampard is 33 presently and although he beautifully settled into his new deeper role alongside Mikel last season, concerns remain over whether his body can take the rigors of a season wherein the Blues may have to play over 60 games in various competitions.

Fear of Fernando Torres going back into his slumpAi??

Drogba has left and with his departure, Torres has finally become the leading center-forward at Chelsea, much to his happiness. However, after witnessing him struggle from time to time since making his move from Liverpool, doubts remain over his ability to score around 20 goals a season.

Lack of cover at right-back

After Bosingwa’s departure, and with Ivanovic also expected sometimes to be deployed as a center-back, Chelsea should definitely sign a right-back in this window, as relying on Ferreira as Ivanovic’s only available cover will not be a wise decision.

In addition to these decisions, Chelsea also have a tough task at hand deciding on which young players out of Romelu Lukaku,Ai??Kevin de Bruyne,Ai??Josh McEachran,Ai??Thibaut Courtois,Ai??Patrick van Aanholt, and Gael KakutaAi??have to be sent on loan,Ai??who have to be retained as cover and who have to be sold.

Arrivals at Chelsea

Marko Marin (Confirmed by the club. A?7m from Werder Bremen)

“Brilliant dribbler, impossible to play against on his day. Might need to leave the comfort of Bremen to get some consistency” ai??i?? Michael Cox (Zonal Marking)

The 23-year old German offensive player has primarily been signed as a direct replacement of Salomon Kalou in the first team squad. He can play on either wing or as a central attacking midfielder, but is presently being seen as an impact sub from the bench, unless he becomes consistent enough to cements a first team starting berth.

Eden Hazard (Confirmed by the player, unconfirmed by the club. A?32m from Lille)

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Will the promise be fulfilled?

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He is not the next big thing because he is already here. Wonderful balance and grace, strong, assured. He knows when to pass and when to beat his man. Lille will enjoy 12 months more of Hazard and then he will be a joy to behold of whatever team are lucky enough to sign him. At his age he is the best player I have seen play live.” -Ai??Ai??Andrew Gibney (French Football Weekly) after Lille won the title.

Arguably the most talented young player in the world, Hazard was wanted by both Manchester clubs and Chelsea, amongst other top European clubs. But after the Champions League win, Roman Abramovich moved decisively and swiftly to sign the highly-rated Belgian. In a clear statement of intent, Chelsea have beaten the riches of Manchester City and the auraAi??of Manchester United, if the player is to be believed.

Hazard is being signed to play in tandem with Juan Mata. The Lille player, who is equally comfortable with either foot, can play across the second band, behind the striker and is expected to make the Blues considerably better offensively.

32 million GBP is a fair price to pay for a player, who can go on to become the best player in the world in a few years time. Furthermore, as he’s just 21, Eden Hazard can give Chelsea more than a solitary contract and is an investment which can potentially offer hefty returns in future.

Hulk (Unconfirmed. A?38m from Porto)

According to the Guardian, Chelsea have had a bid accepted for Hulk. The massively built Brazilian primarily plays as a right forward and has a rocket of a left foot. Although the fees quoted is considerably less than his insane buyout clause, it’s still be overpaying on the part of Chelsea if reports are indeed true. A fair price for the 25-year old player is not more than 30 million GBP, but price aside, he would be a substantial upgrade for the right-wing.

Rationally, this is a signing Chelsea can avoid, but prospect of seeing the front four of Fernando Torres, Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Hulk mesmerize and destroy opponents is apparently too good for Roman Abramovich to turn down.

Despite their phenomenal achievement, Chelsea were unfairly scrutinized for playing defensive football on route to the Munich triumph. Roman finally got the trophy that he yearned for the most, but he would have realized that Chelsea prevailed more because of their determination and spirit than because of quality of their football.

With the monkey finally off the back, this summer may see the manifestations of a Russian mind, driven by nothing but unsatisfied desire to entertain the terraces of Stamford Bridge with beautiful football.

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32 Responses to “Chelsea Transfers: Hazard, Hulk And Other Movements Expected At Stamford Bridge”

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  1. Dhawal says:

    Van Der Wiel wants to be the RB for Chelsea.

  2. Shanshy says:

    Nice article Karan but i think sturridge shld be sold as he is always a minus in CFC and Ramires shld be used as a cover 4 right wing bk so chelsea shld release Ferarri and bring Hutchison to de team,Piazon,Marin and Dembele shld be brought in as supper subs.Malouda is good but hv passed his prime and shld be sold so that youth players shld be integrated into de team.So 4 now lets pray dat Hulk,Hazard and Dembele are comfirmed CFC players.If they are confirmed its a CFC statement of dominance attacking football

  3. Soumya says:

    And Gregory Van Der Wiel of Ajax is expected to join Chelsea this summer. If that happens, surely Chelsea right back problem is going to be solved.

  4. pratham says:

    TORRES
    HAZARD–MATA–HULK
    MODRIC—TIOTE
    COLE–TERRY–LUIZ–IVANOVIC

    SUBS: STURRIDGE,RAMIRES,MARIN,LAMPARD,CAHILL,BERTRAND

    why is chelsea not going after modric this year when they were so much interested to sign him previously…???
    with lampard not getting any younger, essien injury prone(may be sold),mikel just not good enough,mereiles is ok,but inconsistent…. chelsea needs to strengthen its midfield..!!!

    • U re rite. We nid modric so much 2 rejuvenate our midfield nd Tiote 2 replace Essien, nd of course Falcao 2 assist Torres wit Neymar 2 replace d long gone Kalou.

    • Rac says:

      Ramires on the bench? Considering he is our best player I think that’s a brilliant move there.

    • Azfar says:

      Ur correct about modric and chelsea midfield
      but if we sign modric our mid field will look timid because modric is 5 ‘8 hazard is 5’8
      and mata is 5’7

    • wole says:

      I wonder why you said Mikel is not good enough.Someone who was there at a time Ballack,Essien,Deco were injured and we went on to win FA cup and even his recent performance on our way to UCL glory.We need to be fair in our criticism people.

    • Ogunbanjo Oluwole says:

      With the statement of intent Abramovich is making against next season through the caliber of good players he’s endorsing,i want to believe that the managerial seat of the club should also be made to stable for a while to allow the much-desired free-flowing football he wanted be put in place and also sustained.Despite Hulk coming,i still want Falcao, VDW, Modric, Lavenzzi despirately because i strongly believe that our substitute must be as good as the first eleven.Besides,the will be no worries when injury pop in and there will bring about competitiveness in the team.Lastly,competing for all available trophies will not be a problem for the team.I wish the club good luck come next season.

    • Lawan Bukar says:

      Pratham please this your Line-up is not proper for chelsea, think over it again

  5. Shivam says:

    Good times ahead for Chelsea fans! But I feel a managerial appointment shudve been made quicker. neway, RDM for the job still. C’mon Chels!

  6. mike says:

    Haven’t seen Van Der Wiel play. Is he any good. He has to be better than Bosingwa, though I do like Fereira

  7. sammyblue says:

    I think we need a new striker like Hulk or Falcao and a right back hopefully VDW. I hope we dont sign
    Modric or Dembele as I think they are overrated and over priced. We should sell Fereira, Malouda and Essien and give a chance to our youngsters.

  8. Up chelsea i need Abm to sign dembele, van der wiel, hulk, hazard.

  9. djsav says:

    I would add eiher Ganso, or Moura to this list as i feel Ganso would be the cheaper option than Modrich for crative midfield role, Moura could be the one thou, even thou his agent has said he is staying put. I have a feeling this deal is done. It will go on right till the end when the tranfer window closes. Neymar is still a possiability but i think this deal will happen in January. Chelsea have to play Santos in the confederations world club tournoment.
    Chelsea will strike a deal with Santos than if not before..
    CFC FAN FOR LIFE!!!

  10. Ihedoronka says:

    Am in line with pratham, starting from the first Eleven down to the bench, but I tink we still need a player like Modric n Van Der Wiel to fortify our team completely.I can emagine us playing unbeaten in d premier league next season, retaining the CL n winning the FA. cup

  11. Julius Chigwegwe says:

    very happy if Marin, Hazard and Hulk are signed and join Chelsea this summer. Coach unknown but if Chelsea team is as follows;
    Torres
    Hazard, Mata, Hulk
    Ramires, Mikel
    Cole,Luiz,Cahill,Ivanovic
    Cech
    We will smile for the whole season. Keep it up boss Roman, you are a star.

  12. sammy mabdavies says:

    Hazard,hulk,van der wiel and moussa dembele for meireles and maybe some youth players to be brought in as cover for defence…then we’ll be a force next season making stamford bridge a fortress again and destroying em all aways…KTBFFH

  13. I think Torres,hazard,mata nd hulk re ok at d top foward while dambele,ramires,mikel shud be d top 3 at d centre back nd Ashly cole,terry,luiz,ivanovic shud be at d back..

  14. colyben says:

    4 me i think it wil b crazy of us(chelsea) 2 say or even suggest dat ramires should be kept on bench even if we ve players brought in dis season.

  15. megamind says:

    My starting 11 (4-3-2-1) cech,ivanovic,cahill,van der weil,Cole;tiote,lampard,Mata;hazard,hulk ;torres
    subs-luiz,bertrand,lukaku,Kevin de bryun,ramires,marin,sturridge

  16. Samitex says:

    Chelsea shud look 4 a nice coach like Frank Ricard or his compatriot Pep Guadiola.Blues 4 life.

  17. Parishpriest says:

    Pratham and megamind are certainly not going to be a good coach,their selection is seriously off the mark are they really chelsea fans or just trying to chip in a thig or two.pls mikel for now is too good to be called a not good enough player.

  18. megamind says:

    Roman shld finsh it it off wide hulk , van Der viel ,dembele b4 losing demand to others IN-hulk,dembele,tiote,felleni,wiel,sagna,walcott

    shld b OUT-malouda,freierra,essien,romeu,terry*
    if dis happens no doubt CFC would rule Europe

    • djsav says:

      I have to diagree with u on Romao, as he is young and Chelsea’s future. The same with Terry as i feel he still has 3yrs in the top flight, the advantage he has is he is a defender. They can play on till when just look at Paulo Maldani.

  19. Contact me please? i am a chelsea fan let me know when Hulk will come i luv u all chelsea fans!

  20. my team
    torres
    hazard mata hulk
    snidjer remires
    cole terry cahill luiz
    chch
    bench – lampard – sturridge – ivanovic – Tiote – GK
    this is the team we need to win the league

  21. Victor says:

    Torres,Hazard,mata,Hulk.Ramires,Mikel,A.cole,Terry,Cahill,Ivanovic..other’s can come 4rm d bench