The countdown to the kick off of the new Premier League season is well under way in the Football Transfer Tavern and Chelsea supporters are confident 2014/15 will be a season to celebrate.
Jose Mourinho has been busy in the transfer market, bringing in Filipe Luis and Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid and Cesc Fabrgeas from Barcelona.
The Chelsea boss spent the majority of last season telling practically anyone who would listen that his side were not ready to win the Premier League, but the fact they led at the top of the table heading into the final stretch will have no doubt been painful for a coach who has won all there is to win.
Defeats to Aston Villa and Crystal Palace proved costly, especially when you consider the Blues did the league double over both Manchester City and Liverpool last term, the only sides to finish above them.
Mourinho will be confident his new additions can help his side take the extra step next season both domestically and in Europe, after Chelsea crashed out at the semi-final stage of the Champions League for the third time under Mourinho’s guidance.
More additions are expected at Stamford Bridge before the start of the season, but with 23 days until kick off, we have identified the strongest starting eleven Mourinho has at his disposal heading into the opening weekend.