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Andre Villas-Boas Needs Marquee Signings To Build His Own Legacy at Chelsea

If you take a look at transfer rumors this summer, you will notice that there aren’t that many big names consistently linked with Chelsea right now.

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If you take a look at transfer rumors this summer,  you will notice that there aren’t that many big names consistently linked with Chelsea right now.                                                                                                                                                                               
The one big name that is for sure linked with Chelsea is Luka Modric. Other than  that,  God knows which other player Chelsea is seriously in for.  Sure we know that AVB is contemplating bringing in Scott Parker, but that’s hardly a big name, and Neymar whom we had been linked with in the past, seems to be destined to ply his trade in Spain. We had once been linked with Aguero as well, but these rumors have mostly died by now, so who’s going to be Chelsea’s marquee signing this summer? Or will there be a marquee signing?

The answer to that question is there must be a marquee signing. AVB is not a naive. He is a very young coach, working for one of the most powerful clubs in the world. He reports to one of the richest men in the world and has to deal with extreme player power in the dressing room. With all this in mind, it is crucial for him to stamp his authority on the squad by bringing in his own signings. I’m sure he knows full well that a coach’s legacy is defined by two things primarily: number one – titles, and number two – players, and number three – character. Mourinho’s  had it all during his spell at  the Bridge. He build his legacy by delivering silverware, bringing in world class players, and of course establishing himself as the special one. For these reasons, he will forever remain in the fans’ heart.
 
Mourinho’s legacy is still living through his players. Chelsea coaches have so far been reluctant to shuffle the current squad and introduce their own players. You might argue that it was the case with Torres, but Torres is widely seen as Abrahamovich’s purchase, rather than Ancelotti’s. He will not be remembered as an Ancelotti player, contrary to current Chelsea leaders Drogba, Lampard, Terry, and Cech – all seen as Mourinho’s players. It is time a coach came in and had the guts to make some actual changes. For AVB to create his own legacy and be successful, he needs to make this Chelsea team his own.                                                                                                      

This doesn’t mean he necessarily needs to sack all the current players, but he needs to trim the squad, and bring in some world-class talent. The players he brings in need to be exiting and eye-catching in order to get the fans dreaming again.
 
Let’s be real, none of the current Chelsea players make us dream. They possess as much fantasy and creativity as a black suit! Liverpool has Suarez, United has Nani, Arsenal has Nasri and Fabregas, Tottenham has Modric and Van Der Vaart, and City has Silva. The closest to an exiting player we have is our own 17 year old sensation, Josh!

AVB needs to recruit flair players as he promised, World-class players that will keep us on the edge of our seats or couches; players capable of producing the unexpected at any time.  

That’s what we need from this transfer window.

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