What if I was to tell you that in five years’ time, Timo Werner will win the Premier League Golden boot? Or Kai Havertz would have been nominated for the Ballon d’Or? What if I was to tell you that in five years’ time, this Chelsea team would be the most formidable team in Europe by a landslide?
It’s all make-believe, right? So let’s imagine; if Chelsea were to keep the exact same squad for the next five years, I think we may witness some very successful moments in football. Especially from the young talent harnessed by the Blues already.
There are a number of players who have signed five-year contracts with the club. These include Werner, Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. If those contracts start from today, I could see room for significant improvements for these talents.
With a young group of players, we have already managed to reach two FA cup finals and win Europe’s most elite prize, the Champions League. I look at players like Havertz and wonder what will be the next prize for him before he reaches the age of 26. Destined to become one of Europe’s wonder kids, he can fulfil this prophecy at Chelsea football club.
Mason Mount Chelsea captain
There is no doubt that a group of players as talented as Chelsea’s right now can go on to win another Champions League. Within the next five years, Mount would be captaining us to another Champions League Final – can you just imagine the scenes.
Chelsea faithful’s have been demanding for the 22-year-old to captain the Blues. His pathway is set to mimic that of John Terry’s – cult hero, academy graduate, captain, leader, legend. I almost cannot wait five years to see this happen. With all respect for Cesar Azpilicueta, I would love to see Mount captain the Blue’s before it’s time to sign a new contract.
Timo Werner 25 goals a season
Hear me out on this one. We’ve already seen glimpses of Werner’s sharp eye for goal. He showed it at RB Leipzig before making the transfer to Chelsea and I’m sure we will see it again. The forward is currently back to scoring form for both club and country. Last season could have been the transition he needed to help raise his game.
In this scenario, all players will be five years older, meaning Romelu Lukaku would be 33 years of age. Despite the fact that Didier Drogba was able to lift his first Champions League trophy in good form at that age, would we be able to say the same for Lukaku?
There are players like Cristiano Ronaldo who say yes, but there are also players such as Sergio Aguero who say no. It is an interesting debate to unravel.
Regardless of Lukaku’s outcome, Werner is on the rise to regaining his initial form from the Bundesliga. With five years to adapt to the Premier League, his killer instinct will render Him 25+ goals a season striker. Our very own Harry Kane.
Two Premier League titles and another Champions League
It may be wishful thinking here. Winning two Premier League titles and another Champions League Title within five years? Surely not.
This is make-believe after all. Baring in mind that our squad is still fairly young at this moment in time, the absolute peak is yet to come. The likes of Trevoh Chalobah, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, Reece James, and Mount are still in their early 20’s meaning there is a storm of experience to come their way within the next few years. Experience + quality is the best formula for a world-class team.
With Werner, Ben Chilwell, and Ruben Loftus Cheek all set to be in their prime years in five years, the world of football will be their oyster.
To be honest with you, these are all far-fetched claims. How often do we see the exact same group of players in a team for five years? Looking around Europe, if all teams were to keep their players for the next five years without any further additions, not only will Chelsea be extremely successful, some of the European giants like Bayern Munich and Liverpool would possibly find themselves in tricky mid-table battles in that period.
Something fun to think about.
Source by Football London