It's been three years since Chelsea last lifted the Premier League trophy, and with its rivals growing ever stronger since that time, the club faces a tough task if it's to renamed England's No. 1 club in 2013-14.
On the back of lifting the Champions League last term, the Blues would have hoped to put together a more sustained title challenge this year, but from early season pace setters, it was they who were soon playing catch up on the teams above them as their title challenge faded.
But do not be fooled, this current Chelsea side is one packed full of talent. With some minor tweaks, there's no doubt the Blues will be well placed for an assault on the Premier League crown come the start of the new season.
We haven't yet finished the 2012-13 season of course, but looking ahead to what promises to be another busy summer at Stamford Bridge, Bleacher Report highlights some key areas where the Blues can make all the difference.