Barring a 16-goal switch, Chelsea look set to have qualified for the Champions League for next season. And with a Europa League final to contest on Wednesday, their season has certainly been saved. But the Blues’ season has certainly fallen short of their targets from the start of the campaign, after winning the Champions League final 12 months ago. Since then the club have seen a new manager, cup upsets and disappointing results in the league, all of which have led to the club only just qualifying for Europe’s elite competition next season.
The club are a long way off the standards they set just 3 years ago when they lifted the Premier League trophy. Since then only cup success has come to Stamford Bridge, but league consistency has been missing. But with Interim manager Rafa Benitez revealing he will be leaving the club, there is a chance for a new manager, new players, and new change in fortune for the club. Here are the 5 things Chelsea need to be back competing for the title.