Gary Neville demonstrates how Chelsea's squad has transformed in two years!
Gary Neville has demonstrated on SkySports Monday Night Football, just how Jose Mourinho has transformed the Chelsea squad in two seasons...
Gary Neville has demonstrated on SkySports Monday Night Football, just how Jose Mourinho has transformed the Chelsea squad in two seasons and turned them into Champions and it's interesting to see!
“If we'd have said at the end of the 2012/13 season that they were going to abide by FFP, not spend as much as others, have a net spend of £54million, have an overhaul of the squad and turn it into today's squad, you would say that is an unbelievable performance.
He's reduced the age, he's won the league, and it is a far stronger squad.”
From the squad that Jose Mourinho inherited below:
To the current squad that has won the League Cup and Premier League titles:
Chelsea's net spend in those two years is fifth as below:
(Images from SkySports here)
It's fascinating to read isn't it. We are all aware of the players who have been sold and the ones that have replaced them here, but it's only when you see it demonstrated in front of you that you realise just how remarkable the transformation has been under Mourinho. You have to also credit the club for backing the manager.
To have the lowest net spend out of our rivals for the top four and win the league the way we have done is an amazing achievement and Gary Neville believes that if Chelsea can land the signing of Gareth Bale to add to the options we have here already, we could become unbeatable for the next two, three or four seasons.
“There's one player touted about possibly coming available this summer, and that's Bale.
The talk is he's going to go to one of Manchester City, Manchester United or Chelsea. If he becomes available, if Chelsea win that battle, and say they lost Oscar or Willian and got him for a net cost of £25million, I think the other teams are in trouble for the next few years, I really do."
I personally think that the Gareth Bale signing is a long way off and difficult to see if Carlo Ancelotti remains at Real Madrid. If we were to sign him, you could see someone like Oscar or Ramires being sold to recoup some of the purchase price for the Welshman.
However, all the talk of possible signings should be put to one side so that we can concentrate on just how well we have done this season.
What do you people think of the transformation under Mourinho in the last two seasons?