Chelsea emerged as 1-0 winners from their FA Cup final game against Manchester United yesterday at Wembley.
Although the Stamford Bridge outfit will be happy to finish yet another season with silverware, this campaign will still be remembered in a negative light by those associated with the club due to their failure to finish in the top four and secure Champions League qualification.
Speaking after yesterdays encounter Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois insisted the clubs board need to be prepared to match the type of spending of the Manchester clubs, if the Blues are to challenge honours again next season.
“Yeah, I think so. I think especially if you see how City and United are spending and working,” he said.
“I think if we want to aim for the top, we should do the same – obviously within the limits of what’s possible as well.
“I think that the transfer market has gone pretty crazy. Nowadays you pay £80million for a defender I think – that’s crazy figures.
“We’ll see what’s going on and I am sure the board will do what needs to be done.”