The season 2012-13 will always be counted as a hit and miss season for Chelsea, unless ofcourse we manage to do the double by lifting the FA Cup as well as the Europa cup, along with a top 4 finish, and it is very well possible too. However, we need to look at the season that comes next to ensure that we don’t do the same mistakes again.
First of all, let us look at our major mistakes this season:
1) No Permanent Manager.
2) Inconsistency of form.
3) Thin Squad.
Now, we will look at what can be done to ensure we don’t make the same mistakes again.
1) Manager: Simple enough, bring in a quality manager and for hecks sake, keep him, regardless of whether he is able to adjust at first. And if it goes as planned and we get Jose Mourinho, it is all good and great for the club. Jose goes in the same class as of Alex Ferguson, who will not allow their team to endure a dip in form for a long period of time. Ofcourse Jose Mourinho had a somewhat shallow season with Real Madrid this season, but then, Jose Mourinho and Chelsea FC is something different. A match made in the heavens.
Jose knows exactly what the owner expects of him, and is also known to be the ‘perfect’ manager, as he blends in the older, experienced players with the young ones.
The other option is Jorgen Klopp, but he already rejected our advances. If it is not Jose Mourinho, Jorgen is the best option. He will surely make our team not only brilliant, but also young and delightful to watch.
2) Inconsistency of form: Well, this again goes onto the manager, to ensure that the team is motivated at all times and that if they are not, do something about it. A consistent team has more chances of reaching a higher level than a hit and miss type of team. That means, the Chelsea team of the 2009-10 could reach a position that would be better than the current inconsistent squad has achieved, as of yet.
3) Squad: This is the actual problem that has hit us, and hit us hard. Benitez has moaned too many times about the less number of players he has at his disposal, still he didn’t want to recall any of the players that were out on loan or buy a few new ones. The next manager actually has a squad that is balanced and rich in depth, if ofcourse we utilize the actual depth of our team. All we need is an understudy goalkeeper to support Petr Cech, and also Thibaut Courtois whenever he is called back for the club. Let us look at a projected team that is available to the next manager. It is all according to my own perspective ofcourse, and oh yes, I am really sorry if I missed any one out, I have tried my best not to.
Paulo Ferierra/Billy Clifford,
Tomas Kalas/Jeffrey Bruma,
Ryan Bertrand/Patrick Van Aanholt/ Luke Shaw,
John Obi Mikel,
Joshua McEachran/George Saville,
Nathan Chalobah/Nathan Ake,
Oscar dos Santos,
Kevin De Bruyne,
Marko Marin/Lucas Piazon,
Fernando Torres/Romelu Lukaku,
Patrick Bamford/Islam Feruz/Ulises Davila
These are 37 good players, with a blend of talent, youth, experience and real quality. The manager can easily pick out a squad that he is comfortable working with, and maybe leave a few out on loan.
Oh yes, we will have to buy Luke Shaw too, he is an excellent talent and the best part? He is already a big fan of the club, which means he will bring in passion into his performances.
The surprise inclusions would be Patrick Bamford, Tomas Kalas and Michael Woods I guess, but I can assure you that these three are real quality players. Michael Woods is a strong central midfielder, a fighter in the middle of the park, and Bamford is a keen striker with a lot of potential while Tomas Kalas is destined for great heights as a centre back.
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