My opinions on each player…
1 Petr Cech – One more season?
2 Branislav Ivanovic – Good to stay, for sure.
3 Ashley Cole – two more seasons?
4 David Luiz – Good to stay. Will get better and less ‘risky’.
5 Michael Essien – nowhere near the player he was before the last injury. Will be gone, imo.
6 Oriol Romeu – Good to stay, but will not be a first choice for another season, at least.
7 Ramires – Good to stay. I like him alot.
8 Frank Lampard – Will stay, but as a 2nd choice of for thessor cup games, unfortunately. Should be given coaching job when he finishes.
9 Fernando Torres – Good to stay. Will get his confidence back. When the Drog goes for sure he will be even better.
10 Juan Mata – Good to stay. Excellent player. Brings out the best in Torres 9 didn’t Di Matteo see that?).
11 Didier Drogba – Will be gone this close season. Wants two year extension, but not good enough anymore – and at £7m a year.
12 Mikel – Reserve player. Go or stay won’t concern me. Seems to have settled, but not my first choice, really, although we’re not heavy in the holding role department.
15 Florent Malouda – He can go too. Not the player he was in his 2nd season.
16 Raul Meireles – He can stay or go, I’m not concerned. Pulls a goal out the bag on the very odd occasion, but his passing is shit for the most part.
17 Jose Bosingwa – He’ll be gone. We have needed a right back all season. Ivanovich is our best right back and he’s a centre back by trade.
18 Romelu Lukaku – Needs to go out on loan for at least a season. He got more involved against Blackburn as he started, but needs that every week and he’s not ready for Chelsea.
19 Paulo Ferreira – He’ll be gone. A reserve (3rd choice) right back.
21 Salomon Kalou – He’ll be gone. A reserve that doesn’t bring much. The odd goal, but we won’t miss him.
22 Ross Turnbull – Not the best back-up keeper, but it’s difficult trying to get a world class keeper to sit on the bench.
23 Daniel Sturridge – he’ll be gone, I think, as he has his head up his arse and thinks he’s better than he is. Wants to play down the middle. Gets ‘down’ easily and sulks. We’ll see.
24 Gary Cahill – Good to stay. Hopefully will get better, too. But good now – better than we originally thought we were getting from Bolton.
26 John Terry – One more season?! Not sure. Nowhere near at his best anymore. But should move to coaching for Chelsea when he is done.
27 Sam Hutchinson – Retired last season due to injuries, but came back as we were so short of right back cover. A reserve player – but should be given that opportunity.
34 Ryan Bertrand – Good to stay. Will be first choice once Ashley’s done, and can do cup games and cover for Ashley when he’s injured, of course.
40 Henrique Hilario – 3rd choice keeper, who is just seeing his time out with a salary he wouldn’t get elsewhere.
Interim Coach: Roberto Di Matteo – Will be gone, no matter what happens in Munich. He’s out of his depth and his team selections aren’t as they should be.