Chelsea fans will be reasonably pleased with a summer of healthy but not excessive spending by Jose Mourinho, who’s brought in Andre Schurrle, Willian, Samuel Eto’o, Marko Van Ginkel, Christian Atsu and Mark Schwarzer for a combined total of £63million.

But it’s not all been plain sailing for the returning Blues boss as he sets his sights on the Premier League title; a number of stars from across Europe (and one from South America) were linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer, only for no deal to materialise before the transfer window’s deadline at 11pm on Monday night.

So here’s a select XI composed of players the West Londoners missed out on, with full details as to why.

Click on John Ruddy to reveal the XI that could have been playing for Chelsea this season

GK #1 John Ruddy (Norwich City)