Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern have not been as enamoured with the way the season has begun as we thought they might be. Blues fans know that with Jose Mourinho back in charge at the club, they have the best chance they have had in years at winning the title.
That being said, their side is no where near the quality of Mourinho’s team gathered during his first spell. They are not as solid at the back, they are lightweight in the middle of the park (although not to the level of Manchester United) and they are simply awful up top.
As one of our punters puts down his pool cue and moves towards the bar, he laments that there are a few of Chelsea’s former players that the club could do with at the minute. In fact, our punters can actually come up with a complete list for a starting eleven!
Our landlord points out that there are still some top players in the Chelsea side. He thinks that metaphorically combining the best of yesteryear with players such as Oscar and Eden Hazard, not to mention the likes of Frank Lampard, a dream Blues line up takes shape.
With that in mind, here is a list of five former players that Chelsea could do with at the minute.