Chelsea Confirm Signing Of €40m Hitman – Here’s How They Might Line-Up Next Year

By on July 1, 2014

The summer transfer window is now open for business and it’s expected to be a busy few weeks as managers strengthen their squads ahead of next season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Chelsea confirm a deal for Diego Costa.

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Chelsea have finally confirmed they have agreed a deal to sign striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid this summer.

The 25-year-old Spanish international has been strongly tipped to join the Blues this summer with reports last month claiming that a deal was already in place before the player headed off to the World Cup.

With Spain dumped out in the group stages, it’s meant the move could be officially wrapped up earlier than expected and Chelsea announced on their official website earlier this evening that they have agreed to pay the strikers release clause – which is believed to be €40m (£32m).

A statement on Chelseafc.com read:

Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa, with Chelsea meeting the buy-out clause for the Spanish international.

Costa becomes the clubs second major signing after midfielder Cesc Fabragas’ arrival from Barcelona and he’ll bring with him a major goal threat, with the striker scoring a sensational 36 goals last season to help Atletico win the La Liga title and reach the final of the Champions League.

Although Jose Mourinho is expected to sign a few more players this summer, he’s already built a fearsome looking squad and I’m going to have a look at how they might line-up next season with their two new big-money additions.

Obviously Costa is expected to be Chelsea’s first choice striker next season with Mourinho previously showing no real faith in his current crop, so I expect the Brazilian-born hitman will lead the line.

Fabregas on the other hand could be deployed in a deep-lying playmaker role alongside Nemanja Matic, and this would allow Oscar to retain his place in the team. However, Mourinho prefers to have two powerful, ‘warriors’ in front of his defence so unless he’s planning on changing tact to a more attack-minded set-up next season, I’d expect Ramires or a new signing to play with Matic and Fabregas to play in the ‘hole’ behind Costa.

I’ve also gone with youngster Thibaut Courtois in goal but it could just as easily be Petr Cech – we’ll have to see what Mourinho’s plans are for the Belgian international.

Here’s how Chelsea could look with Fabregas and Costa in the team:

What do you think of the team? Is it good enough to win the league?

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65 Comments

  1. kazungu jeanpierre

    July 2, 2014 at 9:49 am

    welcome new drogba,our pleasure is to see u making opponents shade tears,nice mou,nice abram,stand chelsea!

  2. Nmelu Felix Onyedikachi

    July 2, 2014 at 10:11 am

    jose,ur doing pretty well, pls add (1 de maria ,2Tonny kroos and luis felipe,chelsea will be formidable, Go morinho. UP BLUES. AMEN.

  3. Ahmad hassan

    July 2, 2014 at 10:31 am

    That greats jose mou,but we need more like, felipe luis and pogba addition to the squad…up blues.

    • james howard

      July 3, 2014 at 9:42 am

      ok we have got some players put out of Chelsea like sturrage , david luze,who was the best player in the world cup, so i still think jose makes big mistakes, as why is luka romuka , not playing at chelsea,,,

  4. paul igwe

    July 2, 2014 at 10:38 am

    for me is a great line-up 4 chelseafc, i cnt wait 2 cee next season chelseafc is on point. up blues

  5. vincent oloo

    July 2, 2014 at 11:16 am

    2 me itz agreat squad oscar and sala will b de bluez super sub

  6. Cyprian

    July 2, 2014 at 11:32 am

    The squad needs additional midfilliders,that will help to increas preciour to the attacking line

  7. likewise

    July 2, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Nice one the happy one!but we stii need another central defender to replace terry,though we still need him around,Pogba is also massive”but why emenike when you have lukaku?just buy what we lack!I trust all the way, because you can do it!!!!!!

  8. Churchill

    July 2, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Pogba is over priced @ £60m.e doesn’t deserve it,iif chelsea buy such player less better than Ramires 4 dat amount,how much would they buy Mess or Ronaldo?… B Wise Abramovich mou is a waster jst becareful.d line up is gud,very gud…chelsea should retain lukaku,Omeruo n buy mandzukic den sell mikel,Torres,Ba,marin they re waste to d club.Mou try utilize van ginkel e is better than d so called Pogba in future.

  9. Justice valentine.

    July 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Lets let torres leave, his time is due at the club.

  10. Ramirichards

    July 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    To me chelsea must hold on lukaku cos he is still young look at wat de brunye is doin now if he continue wid dat after 2 to 3yrs chelsea wil buy him again anyway goodshopin jose up blues.

  11. Abubakar muhammed

    July 2, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    If can doin for this formation can beit all tean in premier league

  12. kabiru Ado

    July 2, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    wow!!!! grt signing… but i hope the badluck spirit of our strikers doesn’t affect him too…..

  13. olakunle olayemi

    July 2, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Nice 1 my special boss jose,60m is too much 4 dat pogba nd 2 my own side we dnt need him we get van ginkel, ramirez dat can play d role perfectly. I dnt tink we need emenike bcos romelu lukaku is dia for us. greet job d big BOSS

  14. olakunle olayemi

    July 2, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I blive in costa he can do it, are we still adding 2 our squad or not, or ar we owk 4 nw pls more comment

  15. Saka john

    July 2, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Tanks jose 4 signing diego costa dat our new drogba we want more

  16. kafuluma charles

    July 2, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    thanks jose; coasta is good but we dn need pogba,lets leave the midfieldears we have! they are good. i love osca, saleh, schurrle,matic, ramirez en fabrigas can do a good job for chelsea!!!! no more midifieders

  17. Akin

    July 2, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    pls mou can u pls play van ginkel next season and have faith on those loan out player, recently romeu is better than our mikel and ramires just help sell all our striking force and introduce some of our young stars in other small cups thank man nice squad

  18. simonpeter patrick

    July 2, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    nice 1 jose tnx alot but pls jose give lukaku a chance and 4get abt emenike we dont need him pls jut use de money on bringin mandzukic 4 chelsea pls…..up diago costa cannt wait 2 c score hat trick.

  19. Dominic

    July 2, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Welcome guyz feel at Home.

  20. Mustyhadjj

    July 2, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Good planing & good signing 4 bringing costa and Fab.but pls, make some good sales of our old guys like:Bar,Mikel,Moses.We dnt need any distraction discusing Pogba cos we have people to play that role as of now and he is over valued.Keep the good job going the only 1.Next season is ours 4sure.

  21. young Nomeh

    July 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    plse mour liv pobga or whteve just buy lius as cole replement and give omure chance to play plse jose and ginke too to play and offload mikel,ba,lampard,moses,cole sell nd make some money,up blues 4 life no going out thanks

  22. Ajibade sunday 09031759306

    July 2, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Its better we listing to the word of God for chelsea! listing carefully, players that must not leave chelsea are 1 Lukaku, Torres, Mikel, Cech. Its a blessing for every team with this players. Through torres may not score goals, but he brought blessing to the team! For instane if u can remember the dramatic finner in munich Champions league finner, FA cup, Europa league success. Beware all will be well, u are bless up chelsea. My phone number 09031759306.

  23. zebron

    July 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Add kroos,munduzik or progba plus Cavan

  24. Etasit islam

    July 2, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Perfect line up, lets nt go 4 pogba n we develop our young ones like V Ginkle & Ake Nathan bse they can become even beter in yrs 2 come. Go go Blues.

  25. Kokonki Daniel

    July 2, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Mou. Well done but we dont need Tories,Ba,Mikel,Marco,Moses, in order to get fund n space de team,but Pogba is gud but de money is too high so just forget him n build up players like v ginkel,romeo,aki so next years de will be beta c debryne hw he perform also next years we need to beat all de young teams if we want to win de premier league.but gud done mou. Keep up.

  26. muyideen

    July 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    pls mour dnt sell torres

  27. Chocholinn munachiso ejlm

    July 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Chelsea 4 life me nd my family.

  28. NJOKU V.C.

    July 2, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Mourinho plz,sell Mikel,Torres,Ba.They are lazy players.We also need Felipe Luiz,Mandzukic.Chelsea should leave Paul Pogba alone,he is not better than the boys we have in dat midfield.But if Torres wants to stay,Chelsea should slash his wage to £10000 a week and also forget him on the bench….the blue will lift Champions league nxt season.

  29. tomoloju kehinde

    July 2, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Its nicE idea to costa. The idea of buying paul pogba with the amount of £60m is a total wrong idEa, so mou and abrav be careful on how u sPend our money.

  30. Bassey Benjamin

    July 4, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Nice calculation Jose,but David Luiz is out,now who is the replacement for Luiz.And also,what’s the PLAN for Torres,Ba&Eto’o? Are they stil with chelsea lineup? Up Blues, up Mourihno, up all Blues fans ONE LOVE.

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