Our resident Chelsea fans drinking in the Football Transfer Tavern suffered something awfully unfamiliar on Monday evening in front of our big plasma screens – a Premier League defeat.
With the 3-0 loss at West Bromwich Albion remarkably being the first league defeat for the Blues since that 5-3 game to forget away at Tottenham on New Year’s Day, this stat alone shows how dominant Jose Mourinho’s side have been in an imperious campaign for everyone connected to the club.
Ever since Chelsea officially clinched the title courtesy of that 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace a few weeks back, the talk has been centred upon where both Chelsea and Jose Mourinho go from here.
With the outspoken Portuguese tactician having more than proved he can win league titles wherever he ends up, the next phase of his management surely has to be dominating the Premier League, much like the way in which his old pal Sir Alex Ferguson did at Manchester United.
With the Blues having also clinched the UEFA Youth League title this term, not to mention retaining the FA Youth Cup, there is no doubting that there is a new wave of Chelsea youngsters who will be knocking on the door in the next few seasons to come.
It just remains to be seen whether Mourinho can keep his promise of bringing them through to the first team in a way he has been tentative with thus far in his Blues career.
With Chelsea very much in a position of adding the finishing touches to a complete-looking squad, here are five midfielders which could help them achieve back-to-back titles next season.
Click on these Blues fans below to reveal the 5 midfielders to help Chelsea win the Premier League next season.