Big news out of the Bridge today with Chelsea paying the $15mil Euros to release Villas-Boas from Porto to take Carlo's chair.
This might be the guy to bring attractive and successful football to Chelsea. Personally, I don't really care how attractive it is, I just want to see Abramovich give a guy a few years to create a culture because here we are 4 or 5 years later and this still feels like a Mourinho team.
On the heels of this news are rumors of either Hulk or Falcao coming along with Villas-Boas, but that could just be the broadsheets making the easy connections. I know Drogba's 33 and getting up there, but I don't want to see him go and especially somewhere else in the Prem. I have nightmares of him terrorizing Chelsea in another jersey.
It'll be interesting to see if bringing in Villas-Boas changes the transfer targets going forward. Spurs sure don't seem like they're going to give Modric up willingly and I don't blame them. He is exactly what Chelsea needs going forward, an engine tobring play upfield. During the extended slump last season the lack of link play between the mid and forwards was killing them.
He's a Mourinho assistant, so it won't have a drastic change in culture. Hi steams are more fluid in attack, but still very rigid and organized in defense, and his planning is just as meticulous.
Hulk is exactly what we need, we haven't had a great right sided player since we were swapping Duff and Robben between the two wings. Falcao is exactly what we don't need, playing a 4-3-3, he and Torres are too similar.
AVB favors 3 skilled+fluid mids in the trio(as opposed to an out and out anchor defense mid), so getting somone like Modric, Sneijder, Moutinho, would be key. Though to be fair the poor play from midfield to forward was due to lampard's injury and subsequent poor form on return, and to ancelotti's unwillingness to play mcEachran over anyone(including Zhirkov out of position), or benching out of form bigger names for guys actually performing.
I honestly do not see Drogba sticking around, but I doubt he ends up in the Prem. Torres, Lukaku, Sturridge, Kalou and 2 signings for the front 6 would be my best guess, we'll see
I can see Bosingwa staying now as well, and I dont really see a need to mess with the defense as is.
The club was talking about 3-4 signings, for me 2 attackers, 1 mid, and a rightback if the Boz decides to leave