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It's still uncertain whether current Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will survive the axe this summer.
Manchester United's competitors for the Premier League title this season have all proven that they have definite issues to work out during the summer holiday.
Chelsea spent massively by bringing in Fernando Torres for a British transfer record £50 million during the January transfer window while also splashing out on Benfica's David Luiz. The moves were seemingly made with the intent that that the Blues would be able to make a late surge and retain their title, but it simply never happened.
While I'm not of the opinion that a player of Fernando Torres' quality will fail to come good for Chelsea eventually, perhaps a combination of the expectancy that the huge fee demanded and Chelsea's own inability to find a formation suiting the striker has been their downfall. It needs to be properly sorted during the summer.
Arsenal seemed to be United's primary competition all season for the title, but Manager Arsene Wenger has again found himself deep in a trophy-drought that will now extend for a total of six seasons.
Many Arsenal supporters have spent the last two seasons deeply concerned about the team's lack of success, and Wenger has certainly come under fire from many supporters. Far more important, however, has been the club's seeming disinterest in bringing in the players that will allow them to mount a sustained title challenge into the last legs of the season.
Arsenal have certainly improved this season, but for them to return to their winning ways is going to take an admission from the boardroom that Wenger needs to be backed in the transfer market appropriately.
Liverpool's problems this season have been extremely well documented, but the arrival of Manager Kenny Daglish and the reinforcements purchased from the Torres transfer could prove beneficial. In the meanwhile, however, Andy Carroll still has work to do to justify his massive transfer fee, and Daglish needs to work to continue the work to bring much needed stability back to Merseyside.
Lastly, local rivals and outside title-rivals Manchester City are seemingly on course to qualify for the Champions League, a significant step in major progress since Sheikh Mansour's takeover in 2008. Money has been spent very freely with a number of big-name stars brought in since the takeover, but the club has continually failed to find the consistency for a sustained title-run.
Balance needs to be found for City to be true competitors, and a dressing-room of head-strong players needs a firm hand to keep in check.
United's competition need to realize that, as has already been suggested, money needs to be spent wisely and players sought to fit the team's needs in order to prove true title-rivals.