Jose Mourinho is back as Chelsea manager, meaning there will be no shortage of drama of Stamford Bridge this season.
The Portuguese coach has returned for his second spell as the Blues boss, tasked with making Chelsea genuine title challengers again in the way they were during his first spell.
To do that, Mourinho will once again have the backing of Roman Abramovich’s millions, and the lure of West London will once again seem one of the most attractive venues for Europe’s elite to ply their trade with Mourinho at the helm.
No doubt there will be plenty of names linked with a big money switch to Stamford Bridge over the coming months, and Mourinho’s first job back in the Chelsea hotseat will be to decipher which ones are good enough to help the Blues end their three-year wait for the Premier League title.
With seemingly so many names to choose from, it will be no easy task. But here we have drawn up a list of five players, that despite the rumours, we feel Chelsea simply do not need.