In acquiring David Luiz, Chelsea have finally replaced the Ricardo Carvalho. All great teams play with a tandem of a ball playing defender (i.e. David Luiz, Ferdinand, Agger) and a no-nonsense stopper (i.e. Terry, Vidic, Carragher). Luiz' fine reading of the game, excellent distribution and timely tackles are reminiscent of Carvalho's game while at Chelsea.
Despite his stuttering and goal less start in Chelsea colours, Fernando Torres will not take too long to open his account for the Blues. Unlike against Liverpool, El Nino got into good scoring positions against Fulham and his understanding with the team has vastly improved. I personally think that Ancelotti should persist playing Drogba, Torres and Anelka as the fearsome threesome will eventually work out how to play to each other's strengths. Drogba's snarling presence, Anelka's passing ability and Torres' clinical strikes will win games for Chelsea.
Still only 21, prior to his loan spell, Sturridge has been banging 'em in during Chelsea reserves matches. A loan season at Bolton will serve him well, filling him with the confidence for the future of Chelsea Football Club.
A new Chelsea is emerging - a younger and more athletic Chelsea. David Luiz, Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge represent the changing face of Chelsea football club.