Jose Mourinho isn't one to mince his words. If the Portuguese coach tells you that you're not playing, he usually has a good reason for doing so, and if he tells you that he wants rid of you in the next transfer window then, well, you probably don't have too long left. And that is what the London Evening Standard is suggesting will happen to David Luiz, Juan Mata and former Newcastle striker Demba Ba.
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With 39 goals in 143 games for Chelsea, a ratio of one goal to every 3.7 games, Fernando Torres has not warranted the massive price tag that was supposedly spent, for most. He has become a bit of a laughing stock after looking limp up top for the majority of his time at Stamford Bridge, but now with the Express reporting that the Spaniard could be on his way to make space for Radamel Falcao, is it finally time Jose Mourinho finally got rid?
Ahead of tonight's League Cup tie between Arsenal and our beloved Chelsea, here are three players who I believe will be key to us picking up a victory.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is a stubborn man. Despite critics he has stuck to his guns, and his team selection, and they now sit third in the table - just two points behind leaders Arsenal. But here are five players that I feel are being wasted so far this season in the Premier League.
In his first spell at the club, Jose Mourinho rung the changes in almost every segment of the squad, so much so that an instant identity was formed for the team.
However, an outstanding feature the team became even more reputable for was the dogged structure of the defence.
Ever since Petr Cech was entrusted to man the posts, there has never been a doubt about who the first choice goalkeeper would be. However, the same cannot be said of the team's back-up goalkeepers.
Whilst Cech provides stability on the forefront, the few times he gets excluded from the starting line-up due to injury and suspension, the big question of a replacement crops up.
We have all been there. Frantically kicking the ball around the garden, or a park, whilst commentating out loud as to which players we are taking the ball round. The exaggerated celebration when you slot the ball between two wilting trees, much to the bemusement of the old lady walking her cocker spaniel. We have all been there.
After just a season at the Bridge, it seems Victor Moses could well be on his way to Everton, to link up with former boss, Roberto Martinez.
It took us five bids to prise him away from Wigan's grasp last summer, and despite 34 appearances in all competitions last season, he failed to make a large impact on the side, and with Arouna Kone leaving Wigan for Everton already this summer, they would be keen to add another forward to their books.
Christian Benteke has shocked Paul Lambert and fans of Aston Villa by slapping in a transfer request on Monday,The Mirror reports.
The Belgian managed a fantastic debut season in the Premier League, scoring 40% of Villa's league goals, as they avoided relegation to the Championship by just five points.
Despite rumours the Midlands club were set to double his salary to upwards of £40,000 per week, the 22 year old has expressed his desire to leave the club, with Chelsea leading the line ready to pounce.
It was clear as soon as we stepped up the chance for Marco van Ginkel, that he was going to want first-team action should he join, his agent telling press that he certainly wouldn’t be transferring anywhere without a guarantee of first-team action next season.
Understandably so too, the 20 year old has a fantastic chance of his opening World Cup campaign, and Louis van Gaal has expressed his wish for players to be playing consistently in the run up, or they simply won’t be picked.
The return of Jose Mourinho has been met with much excitement since it was announced last month, unless you're a fan of an opponent in the Premier League, and rumours have been flying with how his side will look come the beginning of August. We have a quick look at how they could be lining up should some of their transfer rumours come off.
With the confirmed signing of Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen for £18m, how will Jose Mourinho balance all the attacking talent at his disposal and who will be left out of his plans?
Fernando Torres has not had the best of times since arriving at Stamford Bridge but could his recent form for the Spanish national team continue at club level?
The summer transfer window is also known as ‘silly season’ by some, and a few of the rumours being banded about certainly make that phrase seem spot on.
Firstly, Andre Schurrle’s signature was finally tied up, in a deal that most of us probably already thought was completed. The 22-year-old has signed up on a five year deal that saw £18m head to Bayer Leverkusen in exchange for him.
One outgoing was also confirmed today, as the young Dutch defender Jeffrey Bruma returned to Holland, to join up with PSV on a four-year deal. He had spent the last three seasons on loan, at Leicester City and Hamberg, and with just nine appearances in six seasons for us, it made sense to let him go.
It was dubbed as the '£20 million' match before kickoff. The winner would be rewarded with Champions League football, and more importantly for Chelsea, some much needed finance; A far cry from the free-spending ways of today.
Despite the squad being littered with stars such as Gianfranco Zola, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, and the then baby faced Frank Lampard, it was Jesper Grønkjær that stole the show as we faced Liverpool.