Chelsea FC: Creating Jose Mourinho's 2014 Summer Blueprint

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Chelsea FC: Creating Jose Mourinho's 2014 Summer Blueprint
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Arguably the world's best tactical mind, Chelsea supporters are more than willing for Blues' boss Jose Mourinho to stay in SW6 for the next 20 years.

There has been no chatter of a quick-triggered decision about the Portuguese's future, suggesting Chelsea's 2014-15 outfit will have the same manager for consecutive season openers for the first time since their 2010-11 campaign.

Some people assume flying by the seat of your proverbial pants is a sign of freedom, which is correct—to a point.

However, a better situation for both employer, employees and—in this case—football supporters is knowing what the future has in store. It allows for better decisions regarding contracts and transfers, consistency also gives the actual football a better chance of improving.

For example, Chelsea sold Nemanja Matic and brought him back, they sold the rampant Daniel Sturridge and have made many questionable personnel decisions—such as firing Ray Wilkins—that might not have worked out as poorly for the Blues had one manager been in charge throughout.

All that considered, Mourinho has quite the task on his hands.

The Portuguese was honest from the start; Chelsea were in a development mode this season. Every press conference was an opportunity to take pressure from his team rather than spur them on. Next year the tides will change. You would expect the Portuguese to be more critical, demanding and forthright with his side's title credentials.

As a whole, Mourinho’s men overachieved this past season: reaching the Champions League semi-finals and earning a top-three finish in the Premier League.

Yet, nine months ago, Roman Abramovich would not have agreed to spend his millions for those aims—the Blues' owner wants trophies.

So, what do Chelsea need to do this summer in order to win the 2014-15 Barclay's Premier League crown?

Glad you asked...

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