After last night’s difficult Champions League encounter with PSG ending in a 2-1 defeat, and a troubling Premier League campaign which has left the Blues currently in 12th place, Champions League qualification for next season is looking highly unlikely.

The last hope of success is winning the Champions League in order to qualify for next year’s competition. A feat perhaps even more unlikely than Chelsea’s victory in 2012 over Bayern Munich.

This means that in the summer Chelsea may struggle to attract the highest calibre of player without the Champions League qualification.

Therefore, I will be taking a look at five players we must retain in order for the Blues to succeed next season.

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