Out with the old and In with the new at Chelsea

Deane SalesCorrespondent IJuly 22, 2008

As with any team, a new season normally means wholesale changes to the squad, however for Chelsea there is a bigger reason for change, and his name is Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Chelsea has been lucky enough to have the millions of Roman Abramovich and in some cases this money has been well spent however how many players can you name that have frankly been a complete waste of money?

Lets see now Khalid Boularouz, Steve Sidwell, Andriy Shevchenko, also what about the players that have been brought in but not lived up to their hefty wage packets and price tags? Salomon Kalou, Andriy Shevchenko (again), Flourent Malouda. Nicholas Anelka and Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Now let's be fair here, some of these players have not been given a fair chance, after all why buy Nicholas Anelka and never actually play him in his best position so there may be a reprieve for some of the named however their have been players who have simply not performed. Yes Flourent Malouda, Andriy Shevchenko, Salomon Kalou we are talking about you.

So who do we anticipate being shown the door, or who would we like to be shown the door? Well sorry guys but make way for the new era.

So Jose Bosingwa, Branislav Ivanovic, Deco??? Good signings, well only time will tell but good news is that key players like Peter Cech, Michael Essien have all signed new long term deals, so Frank Lampard get off your pedestal and sign a new deal, after all we would all like to be earning your kind of money but if you truly love the club that has become your own then sign the deal.

Can we look forward to more signings? I hope so. But let's just hope they are the right ones.