It's not bad being a Chelsea fan, after all, in a transitional season the Blues collected another trophy under the guidance of Rafael Benitez in the Europa League.
Benitez might not have been loved by the majority of the fans, but he did some good things and set up the Blues to be title contenders this year.
It might not have been a smooth ride, but by ensuring third place—thus avoiding the Champions League qualifiers—and delivering a cup final for a largely young squad, Benitez has handed over the club in the best possible way for Jose Mourinho.
There are many reasons for fans to be optimistic that this may be the start of another glorious cycle of success.
Here is my take on why Chelsea will be stronger this season: