Chelsea have had the most mixed of seasons: struggling to finish in fourth and to qualify for the Champions League next season, yet also FA Cup and Champions League finalists this season. These are two very different ends of the spectrum.
Throw in the departure of a young manager who just never seemed to find his feet and a squad that is in desperate need of some quality youth, and Chelsea find themselves in very much the crunch period.
They must win at least one of their finals to have had some success, but more importantly, they need to win the Champions League if they fail to qualify. They will need Champions League football to attract the players they need to stay there and new players to replace some of the aging faces who will be on the way out.
Here are five players that Chelsea should sign during the summer transfer window. While some of them will most certainly not happen and are more the dream of a fan, these are players that could bring quality to the squad and lower the average age.