Without spending a dime, Chelsea could implement a 4-3-3 (4-1-2-3) rather easily next season.
Thibaut Courtois might be the only debatable omission.
Eliminating the CAM gives the wingers and centre-forward additional space in front of the 18-yard box, leading to the hopeful outcome of a productive “No. 9” in west London again.
Without the proper conditions, you could spend £250 million on strikers and would still end up with 10-15 goals per season.
The main objective is getting Romelu Lukaku, Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o (or whomever is playing up front for the Blues next year) space to operate. The 4-3-3 does the job.
For historical purposes:
Nemanja Matić = Claude Makélélé
Oscar = Frank Lampard
Ramires = Micheal Essien
Willian = (An improved) Damien Duff
Eden Hazard = Arjen Robben
Romelu Lukaku = Didier Drogba
*S/O EPL Index and Opta