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Chelsea's David Luiz and John Terry have been very adept at scoring goals for the Blues this season despite being defenders.
Chelsea has scored 66 goals so far this season, the second-best total in the Premier League, but the Blues may be able to approach the 100-goal mark in 2013/14 if everything clicks offensively.
At striker—no matter if Chelsea keeps Fernando Torres, calls back loanee Romelu Lukaku from West Bromwich Albion or signs someone like Bayer Leverkusen's André Schürrle, Atlético Madrid's Radamel Falcao or someone else—the Blues will still have Ba in addition to all of those other possibilities, so scoring from the position should definitely increase.
This year at striker, Torres has had to play with the goal-less droughts and departure rumors hanging over his head. Last season, the striker position was plagued by the constant debate of whether Didier Drogba or Torres should start at the lone spot in the club's 4-2-3-1 formation.
Chelsea should score just as much from the advanced midfield next year with Juan Mata and the aforementioned Hazard and Oscar—both PFA Young Player of the Year candidates and goal scorers in Sunday's 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Anfield—and with Marin and Moses, the Blues could easily have four double-digit scorers at the position next season.
And even though it's still a remote possibility, the talented Kevin de Bruyne lies in wait on loan at Werder Bremen, although his use for Chelsea next year may again be as a loanee or as part of some future deal.
Toss in a strong area of the Blues offense this season—the scoring from its defenders—and winning the Premier League in 2013/14 is a distinct possibility for Chelsea should everything go its way.
Those defenders—John Terry, Branislav Ivanović, Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Ryan Bertrand and Paulo Ferreira—could all be back next season.
Terry, Ivanović, Luiz and Cahill have combined for a gaudy 24 goals total in all competitions heading into Thursday's Europa League first-leg semifinal at FC Basel 1893 (Fox Soccer Channel, 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT).
Not too shabby for guys whose primary role is to defend, oui monsieur?
And with an ability to get goals from every single position on the pitch except goalkeeper, Chelsea should be an offensive juggernaut next season, which will help give the Blues a chance to again make a run at the Premier League crown.