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Developing the Dynasty

Developing the Dynasty

That time of the season has arrived again.

In my opinion, this window should just be a case of tidying up our squad and injecting it with young talent for the future.

This is what I would do in Jose's shoes...


• Luke Shaw (£30 million) - The price is somewhat steep but Shaw would provide us with 15 years of stability at left back. Also, we would only have to pay an extra £13 million than what we would for our non-English, 28 year-old reported target, Filipe Luis.

• Koke (£25 million) - Koke would complement Matic perfectly. He has the stamina of a Buffalo with the vision of a Hawk. The Spaniard is capable of linking defence to attack with consummate ease. Whether we could tempt Atletico is another matter...

• Antoine Griezmann (£20 million - A left field option (well technically I would use him on the right). Griezmann would provide a nice balance to the team should he be used as an inverted winger with Schurrle on the other side. He has scored 20 goals from the wing this season and we could sign him for a relatively cheap fee (whilst annoying Arsenal along the way).

• Diego Costa (£32 million) - This deal looks almost done and dusted. Costa would complement our plethora of creative talent well with his physical presence and prolific goalscoring talents.


• Thibaut Courtois
• Kurt Zouma
• Ryan Bertrand
• Thorgan Hazard
• Romelu Lukaku


• Petr Cech (£25 million )- A heart-wrenching decision but we should cash in on the big man whilst we still can, Courtois is now as good and 10 years younger.

• David Luiz (£48 million) - How we got that amount I'll never know.

• Ramires (£20 million) - His inability to pass the ball has driven me to breaking point.

• Oscar (£50 million - Controversial but I believe that Eden Hazard is the most technically gifted player in the team so using him as our number 10 is the best way to utilise his talents. We should have no problem attracting interest in our young Brazillian.

• Fernando Torres (£10 million) - Nothing more needs to be said.


• Henrique Hilario
• Ashley Cole
• Frank Lampard (I say through gritted teeth)
• Samuel Eto'o

Final Squad:

• Goalkeepers - Courtois, Schwarzer.

• Centre Backs - Terry, Cahill, Zouma, Kalas.

• Left Backs - Shaw, Bertrand.

• Right Backs - Azpilicueta, Ivanovic.

• Pivot - Matic, Koke, Mikel, Van Ginkel.

• Left Wing - Schurrle, Willian.

• Right Wing - Griezmann, Salah.

• Number 10 - E Hazard, T Hazard.

• Strikers - Diego Costa, Lukaku, Ba.

This 23 man squad composes a back-up for each of the 11 positions and composes the perfect mix of youth, experience and quality. I am in the firm belief that should this be our squad for the forthcoming season the Dynasty that Mourinho intends to form would be well and truly underway...

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday May 25 2014
Time: 2:54PM


Luke Shaw? The New English Hype!
25/05/2014 15:02:00
I agree about Koke though
25/05/2014 15:06:00
Paying 30 million for Luke Shaw is getting Robbed in Broad Day Light. I say let United have him for 30 million or whatever. There are better and cheaper options available. Makes sense planning for 4-5 years … 15 years. I say No to the New English Hype. Cole is way better than Shaw.
25/05/2014 15:06:00
Good luck trying to find a buyer for Torres. Who will pay 10 million and 175,000 pounds per week?
25/05/2014 15:07:00
Why call Zouma now? I say let Kalas stay with the squad and send Zouma out on loan.
25/05/2014 15:08:00
Don't think Oscar will be sold! Don't think anyone will offer 50 million for him apart from PSG or maybe Monaco. Barca, Real, Bayern, Inter won't offer 50 million. No way!
25/05/2014 15:10:00
Eto has already released himself with his mouth!
25/05/2014 15:14:00
With all due respect to Mark Schwarzer, (he was fairly great as Cech's replacement), he will be a year older! Can we afford to take a gamble?
25/05/2014 15:16:00
I don't see us taking two atletico key players without given them something tangible in return...costa's deal is feasible,he has a release clause and convincing him to join chelsea wouldn't be easy but wouldn't be too difficult,for koke,it will take an absurd fee (say close to the amount we got from Luiz's sale) to convince atletico to sell and it will take a lot to convince koke to part ways wit atletico as he has emotional attachments with the spanish club(since he passed through their ranks)..I don't see us getting koke for 25m pounds or less than 25m pounds except we are including an important player of ours in the deal...but after all said and done,koke will be a good playeR for us but tabling a bid for koke will be just like modric transfer saga and I doubt if we will come out victorious
25/05/2014 15:26:00
Also I don't see any reason why we should have 6wingers/amf's and 3 strikers...I'd prefer 5wingers/amf's and 3 strikers as that would be 8players fighting for 4 positions which is same as 2 players in each position...having 6wingers/amf's and 3 strikers will cause at least one of them to suffer from lack of game time like de bruyne suffered last season...I love your 23 man squad though,its a really strong one
25/05/2014 15:31:00
Uncle Merlin, how about my article on the Ultimate Regista?? :(
25/05/2014 15:38:00
Stick to the Playstation.
25/05/2014 16:02:00
^^^^^ LoooooooooooooL!!!! Playstation??!! :D
25/05/2014 16:16:00
I'd prefer a 23 man list of GK: Cortouis,Marshall LB: Bertrand,Moreno CB: Terry,Cahill,Zouma,Kalas RB: Ivanovic,Azpilicueta,Pivot: Matic,Mikel,MVG,Ramires,any world class DLP, LW:Hazard,schurlle RW:Willian,Salah CAM: Oscar CF: Costa,Lukaku and Ba
25/05/2014 16:22:00
LOLL @Radio!!! .......... Decent effort by the author. But I think Jose wants a shorter squad. This one is very strong and deep, but lots will suffer lack of playing time like the first half of last season!
25/05/2014 16:33:00
I totally agree about the Shaw thing,English players are quite expensive. Let United have him,if truly He is a Chelsea as he claims and also admires Ashley Cole,he will try and ditch United for our sake.
25/05/2014 17:23:00
*chelsea fan
25/05/2014 17:25:00
Its to early making up these kinds of list now cos by the time the world cup would be over, it would ve changed 10times over:). It would be very wise of chelsea to move wisely like jose said and make sure that they re bringing in the right players. We ve done the first part well which is getting very good value for the players we sold. Making the right reinvestment is the second part and the most important.
Chelz Akamz
25/05/2014 18:33:00
Very nice effort, and I totally agree with you regarding Cech; however, Willan, Salah and Schurrle are unproven and not reliable. CFC needs goal scorers and maybe ok with Griezmann. Need goal scorers on the wing. So, no to the sale of Oscar and move to a 4-3-3 with Hazard on the attacking wing. No to Bertrand and Shaw. Too expensive for a non-goal scoring position.
25/05/2014 18:38:00
Di maria type of player for me please as well
25/05/2014 19:19:00
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