The lacklustre performance at Selhurst Park was in stark contrast to the thrashing handed out to Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, and Jose Mourinho's post-match comments have fuelled speculation of a wholesale clear-out at Stamford Bridge in the summer.
The Special One told reporters, per The Guardian:
I don't think it's the moment to speak about next season and the market but it's clear to everybody that Chelsea next year wants to bring a striker. What's the future for the other strikers? The ones who are staying are competing with the striker we are bringing [in]. And normally, at the end of the season, players that are not playing a lot or players who are not happy may prefer a change. That is also part of the market. We want to improve the team and the players and make some surgical movements in the transfer window.
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