Despite being widely expected to clinch the Premier League title against Crystal Palace this afternoon, Jose Mourinho still wants to strengthen his Chelsea squad this summer – according to reports from ESPN earlier this morning.
Chelsea are just one win away from claiming their first Premier League title since 2010, but Mourinho is already looking ahead to a summer in which he plans to add further quality to the Stamford Bridge roster.
The Portuguese has used just 22 players in the league this season, only twelve of which have made ten or more starts, and often received criticism for his unwillingness to rotate – especially after the west Londoners crashed out of the Champions League to a ten-man PSG in March.
Resultantly, Mourinho intends to add depth to his squad this summer, informing reporters he wants at least one or two more bodies in time for next season.
“We need a couple of players to give more strength and depth to the squad,” he said. “We want to keep the same number of players and have a more uniform group in terms of not quality but experience, to give us that little bit of extra in case we progress in the Champions League.”
Mourinho went on to hint that he may seek to bolster Chelsea’s strike-force.
“The group of the strikers did very well for us, but I just imagine that it is something we can do in a different way. I just imagine this last period of the season only with one striker. Imagine in this moment if we have only had Didier to play Champions League, Premier League, Champions League, Premier League. It would be a difficult situation,” he added.