Straight to the point. The squad is too thin and the stadium issue has become a joke. The stadium. Who are the 'elite' clubs? Barca, Real, Man Utd, Bayern, PSG, Man City. Compared to Chelsea, all of those clubs have stadiums that are much bigger and stadiums that can also be expanded if required. The Nou Camp has a 99,000 capacity, the Bernabeau, 81,000 and Old Trafford 75,000. Bayern have a capacity of 69,000. Stamford Bridge has a capacity of 41,000, and the new stadium if it ever gets built is projected to cost around £1 billion, and will have a capacity of 60,000. Still much lower than other top level clubs, and that capacity will be set in stone and could not be increased due to its west London location surrounded by prime real estate and a train station. The cost will equate to £52,600 per additional seat! Crazy, utterly crazy. On that basis alone, the club are going to struggle to compete at the elite level in the future. The board talk about bringing youth through, and anyone with any degree of intelligence knows that too many young players who are not quite ready will turn the club into a Southampton, a Tottenham or a Monaco. I.e. a feeder club for bigger clubs. There is already talk of Luiz leaving if another defender arrives, and again that will leave the club with a wafer thin squad that will not be able to compete effectively in the PL, CL and other cups. Man City's current squad: Manchester City Players | Men's Team Squad 2017/18 | MCFC. Chelsea's current squad: First Team The club are 3 or 4 players short of being able to compete in all competitions where regular rotation is required re' tiredness, injury and form. I don't know what the vision of the Board is, but it might be that a new board is needed if Chelsea are to continue at the elite level. Thoughts?