On another note, if Chelsea ends up buying Neymar, he could end up being a big asset to them later on in this season. The kid is very talented, and if they can figure out a way to utilize him and Drogba up front, they have to be even bigger favorites to repeat
I'm not too concerned. Neymar is a supreme talent for an 18 year-old, but I'd say it would be a difficult transition for him to adapt to English football straight away. The Brazilian league game tends to be played at a more deliberate, slower pace and players have more time on the ball as well as the space to operate. The Premier League style of play tends to be quicker, more physical, and there's a stronger emphasis on closing down on players. I also don't see Chelsea paying Santos (Neymar's club) 30 million for a player who could use more seasoning. If anything, they're more likely to make a run at Pato of Milan (and a Brazil national) and/or Sergio Aguero (Argentina, Atletico Madrid), if they're looking at a long-term replacement for Drogba/Anelka. Anyway, Chelsea will probably focus on spending that 25-30m on a younger, in-form centerback like David Luiz of Benfica instead, seeing how central defense is a bit of a weakness currently.