It is not often that a team coming off the most successful campaign in the club’s history are in major need of revamping, but never has a team won Europe’s premier club competition under such unusual circumstances as Chelsea.
With an aging squad, an interim manager and doubt from everyone barring the few most loyal of fans, the Blues managed their first-ever Champions League crown in mid-May and are no facing a real quandary in how they manage to stay favorites to defend it.
A big-money move for Belgian youngster Eden Hazard has already been completed, and the 21-year-old is expected to join the club in July for preseason.
They are also in hot pursuit of Porto star Hulk, another expensive target at a whopping £38 million.
Signing both of these players will really give Chelsea a big boost going into next season, addressing the lack of wingers the team had. But there are still plenty of other questions that need to be answered to ensure they repeat as champions as well as improve on their league standing.
Here are five areas of interest that must be addressed before next season.