Chelsea Transfers: 5 Most-Hyped Targets for Rafa Benitez

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Chelsea Transfers: 5 Most-Hyped Targets for Rafa Benitez
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If you were aware of Sunday's result against Aston Villa, you can only imagine my despair. Here I am, happily writing my slideshow consisting of five targets for Rafa Benitez in the January transfer window, outlining perfect replacements for any departures, where the squad needs improvement and so on. And then, to my delight (being a Blues fan) Chelsea deliver a crushing 8-0 annihilation to the West Midlands club, changing my piece entirely. I guess that's journalism for you, eh?

To be brutally honest, the targets didn't change at all. You can't change your emphasis on your future plans on the basis of an 8-0 thrashing. No, Rafa Benitez and all football followers will agree that a few changes need to made at Stamford Bridge.

There are some targets more obvious than others—the 26-year-old Colombian international who scores for fun might just be included—but it's not just who I want to sign. It's who the club need to sign if they are to win any sort of trophy this season.

Now, over to you, Mr Abramovich...

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