Chelsea FC: 10 Things Blues Must Do This Summer to Defend Champions League Title

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Chelsea FC: 10 Things Blues Must Do This Summer to Defend Champions League Title
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It's important that Chelsea celebrate the Champions League trophy, but it's also time to look toward next year.

The 2011-12 season is in the books, and Chelsea lifted two trophies. Against all odds, Chelsea have climbed the European mountaintop, and they will be back in next year's competition.

With a title defense looming, Chelsea need to start planning how they will get the job done. They only finished sixth in the English Premier League, and that is just unacceptable. Yes, two trophies are great, but the league performance needs to be more consistent.

Obviously, it's nitpicking to talk about the Premier League for Chelsea this year, and it's important to appreciate how great Saturday's victory was. However, as the old saying goes, "My favorite title is the next one."

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