Chelsea's title challenge imploded last season due largely to a lack of creativity in midfield and a lack of spark and energy up front.
The new-look coaching staff needs to bring with it a new-look team if they want to challenge on all fronts next campaign.
Villas-Boas and his newly appointed assistant, Roberto Di Matteo, need to build a squad with greater depth as well as picking from the cream of Europe's crop in search of new talent.
Every eligible player in Europe has seemingly been linked to Stamford Bridge, yet the Blues have been surprisingly inactive in the transfer market as of yet.
However, further investment from Abramovich is needed if Chelsea are to continue the work started in January that went some way to revolutionizing the club.
Whatever happens, it is likely that Chelsea fans will be rushing to their seats at the start of next season to witness a somewhat unfamiliar line-up.
The following article is a projection of a likely Chelsea XI in 2011/12.