The moment referee Kevin Friend blew his whistle in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace to confirm Chelsea’s Premier League title win, manager Jose Mourinho, the serial winner, would have already been thinking about next season and what he needs to match the success.

Two of last summer’s recruits Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas played significant roles in bringing the trophy back to Stamford Bridge for the first time since 2010, and Mourinho will now look to bolster his squad further to improve the chances of back-to-back titles.

By virtue of the fact that 13 points separate Chelsea from Manchester City and Arsenal in joint second, with Manchester United five points further back in fourth, the Blues’ rivals are almost certain to spend big as they look to bridge the gap next season.

Here, The Shed Ender looks at five players Chelsea could sign to stay ahead of the game.

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