Ex-Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit has stated that the current Blues side are lacking flair and that the new manager must bring in a host of new players this summer.
The outgoing Premier League champions have had a season to forget, with Jose Mourinho paying the price for woeful domestic form.
The West London club’s last chance of silverware in 2015-16 vanished yesterday as the side were beaten 2-0 by Everton in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Guus Hiddink is managing the West London on an interim basis, with a new man to be installed ahead of next season.
Gullit has stated that major changes are needed at Stamford Bridge if the club are to be competitive in 2016-17.
“Whoever the next Chelsea manager is, they will have to change a lot of things. Their whole team needs refreshing,” the Dutchman wrote in BBC Sport.
“Whether big names like John Terry, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa leave will be his decision but, even if they stay, Chelsea need to regroup in the summer and buy a lot of new players.
“I look through Chelsea’s squad and think they should be a great team but, even when they win under Hiddink, they are still a little mechanical and are missing a bit of flair.”
A host of the Blues’ major players have not lived up to their abilities this season and they playing squad will surely be reassessed this summer.