Chelsea has managed to build a team of winners over the last two decades, and while there will be some change following the arrival of Todd Bohely, there will be many that will want to see many of the same aspects and trends to have been experienced during the Roman Abramovich era continue.
Indeed, the Blues will have been disappointed not to have finished with a greater amount of success last season, having been beaten by Liverpool in the English League Cup and the FA Cup Finals, with both of those games being decided in a penalty shootout in favour of the Reds.
However, while Thomas Tuchel and his men will have been left disappointed with the outcome – as well as the departures of some key players – it seems the new Blues’ owner and manager have sat down and are looking to sort the future out.
One signing that appears to be on the verge of being completed is the deal for Raphinha from Leeds United. The Brazilian winger has had a decent rise to the top, and has managed to flourish so much that he has become a member of the Brazilian national side – where he has perhaps spoken to Thiago Silva about what playing at Stamford Bridge is like.
There is no denying that the South American duo will also be looking forward to playing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with Selecao having been priced as 5/1 favourites to win the tournament by Betway Sportsbook; a decent price for those who believe the Brazilians will win their first one for two decades.
However, could we also see other Chelsea players potentially come back to the club at SW6 as winners of the biggest competition in the world?
Naturally, with the squad boasting so many international stars, it is hardly a surprise that we could.
France are thought to be the most likely to challenge Brazil for the 2022 prize, with Les Bleus the current reigning and defending champions. N’Golo Kante will likely be a part of that squad.
England are also thought to be challengers, and with the likes of Mason Mount, Reece James, and Ben Chilwell all in the squad, then there could be every chance the Blues have at least one individual returning to Stamford Bridge in the winter with a winners medal.
Which national team that may be remains to be seen, but it really would not be a surprise if one Chelsea player is celebrating something more than his other clubmates will be in the 22/23 campaign.