In many ways, it was a rather strange summer transfer window for Chelsea who aside from the ready-made signing of Pedro from Barcelona, opted to sign a rather strange mix of transfer targets that were either not encouraging for the fanbase, underwhelming and in some cases, even totally unknown to some.
In addition to Pedro, the six other major incomings at Stamford Bridge this summer were of course Asmir Begovic, Radamel Falcao, Baba Rahman, Kenedy, Papy Djilobodji and Michael Hector who himself returned straight back to Reading to complete the rest of the 2015/16 season on loan.
With Chelsea having been no strangers to having splashed the cash in the past in a way Manchester United have become accustomed to in recent times, their fans were left feeling a little subdued that no marquee name such as Antoine Griezmann arrived to really lay down a marker that last season’s champions wouldn’t waver this term.
While Pedro will of course make a difference, some of our Blues contingent are gutted that Chelsea didn’t pull out all of the stops to land Paul Pogba from Juventus.
Undoubtedly near on impossible to prise away from the Turin giants this summer given his undoubted world class status and importance to the Bianconeri, he is expected to move on at some point and our Chelsea fans can only dream of how he’d fit into their starting eleven.
This feeling of pining for Pogba’s talents in midfield hasn’t been lessened after Cesc Fabregas endured a distinctly poor start to the new campaign with both he and Branislav Ivanovic drawing much criticism from the Blues faithful.
With the summer transfer window now closed for good, we can’t help but still meddle a little while devising what we believe to be Chelsea’s best starting eleven with Pogba metaphorically included.
Click on the image below to reveal the best Chelsea XI including potential future signing Paul Pogba.