Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has promised that he will be busy in the summer transfer window, and is looking to add ‘fresh blood’ into the Premier League champions side.
The Blues clinched the title with ease this season, as Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City failed to threaten their position at the top of the table.
Injuries, however, to a number of the club’s senior stars – including top scorer Diego Costa – in the final months of the season highlighted a vulnerability in selection for Mourinho.
The Portuguese manager, therefore, insists that they must be active in the market to ensure that the trophy remains in Stamford Bridge. Mourinho has voiced his intention to strengthen his squad to keep his rivals fearful, and keep his players motivated with extra competition for a places.
The Blues boss said, “I know that our rivals are not going to accept this title and they are going to fight and there are three or four teams that will be aiming for us and we have to be better – me, the players and our squad,” as quoted by the Daily Star.
“Maybe they need some fresh blood to keep them under pressure. They know me – they know that they are not going to keep their positions on the basis of this year,” he added.
“I think we have everything. Can anybody say we don’t play fantastic football? No. Well, they can, but it’s not true. We have art in our game but we also have fantastic spirit, organisation and pragmatism. We are a complete team and that is why we are champions.
“It was a bit of a risk to come here for a second time but with a new team a new generation we are champions again, and as a Chelsea supporter I feel it a double way.”
Chelsea ended the season with a 3-1 victory over Sunderland on Sunday, and were finally able to lift the trophy at Stamford Bridge.