With the start of the new season just a few days away, Chelsea head into the new campaign with the pressure of being joint favourites for the Premier League title.
This is perhaps strange considering the Blues have finished 6th and 3rd in the last two seasons, but the odds can be attributed to perhaps one thing alone – the return of Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea have bought back a club legend, whose winning mentality and confidence is sure to inspire that extra 10 per cent from the men from Stamford Bridge.
Whether it remains enough for them to secure a fourth Premier League title remains to be seen, but Mourinho has gone about his pre-season work impressively so far.
There have not been wholesale changes with regards to the playing staff, but the Blues are deceptively stronger than last year.
Andre Schurrle and Marco van Ginkel have been shrewd bits of business, whilst the recalls of Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne may well prove crucial in terms of squad depth.
Mourinho still does not have the amount of strikers he desires, after all his public pursuit of Wayne Rooney has been testament to that.
But the famously ruthless Mourinho will no doubt be keeping an eye open for which players to flog at the first opportunity.
Here we have identified 5 Chelsea stars who may well find themselves in the last chance saloon this season.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!