Here's hoping that Robbie can put some passion back into the team. I for one in recent times have been fed up recently of going along to the Bridge and seeing players who really don't care about playing for the team or indeed the shirt. I believe that the squad needs a big overhaul before Chelsea will truly be successful again, and alot of deadwood is thus going to have to be thrown away. There are obviously some players who are among the more senior figures who clearly have too much influence and power and this has clearly partially led to the sacking of AVB. There are also some players who in my eyes are really not good enough, Bosingwa , Kalou, Malouda, Meireles and Mikel are the key ones and I am going to have to say it Drogba, he has been one of the most key assets at the club for many years and we owe him soo much, but his time has come he is no longer a world beater and I believe he won't be again, I believe the new manager is going to have to pursist with Torres as he still can be a world beater, we just need to play balls to ground and into space and keep giving him chances until he can hit the proverbial barn door. In regards to the deadwood, anyone who has watched Bosingwa's attempts at defending this season really should agree with me, he has absolutely no spatial awareness of where the opposition winger is pretty much 100% of times and gets himself in some awful positions. I think Mikel just doesn't fit into the holding role and with the likes of Romeu at the club , his quality is just not up to scratch anymore. Kalou also is pitiful , Malouda really has just lost interest now and I do not think Meireles is anything more than a squad player. I would much rather see Chelsea being a bit less succesful but trying to bring through our young talents a bit more, the likes of McEachran, Bertrand, Lukaku, Romeu and Piazon, who have there careers ahead of them and can become the next generation, players who are hungry for success, not just hungry to pick up their pay checks. Obviously senior players are important to the team and squad , and Chelsea clearly are not prepared to go through a season or two with no success, especially not Champions league football, but hopefully Di Matteo can find some kind of balance of the younger players with the senior figures, and get rid of the deadwood in the squad. This will hopefully give the next manager, or indeed himself something to work with next year.
Here's to you Robbie, let's hope you can wave a Guus Hiddink type magic wand!