Our resident Chelsea supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern have spent all week trying to shy away from the internet that is of course jam-packed with stories regarding the future of Jose Mourinho.
If you had said to Blues supporters back in May that by December, the same team would be hovering close to the Premier League relegation zone, they would’ve looked at you as if you were mad but that is the dim reality for the men from West London.
With bragging rights over just Arsenal – that hardly changes – to shout about this term, the bar has been a solemn place for Blues supporters to enjoy a beer with jibes from rival fans on a daily basis at present.
While Mourinho has previously noted that he won’t be asking Roman Abramovich for funds to sort the current mess out in January, the Portuguese boss’ singling out of players who haven’t been up to task recently suggests otherwise.
The names Cesc Fabregas, Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic, John Terry, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa have been particularly poor so far this season and to wave goodbye to the opportunity of bringing in fresh blood in January would seem foolish to us.
With even the likes of West Ham United’s Andy Carroll having a pop in midweek claiming Chelsea aren’t too good to get relegated this season, something needs to change for the Blues and fast.
So here’s five potential January signings that Chelsea simply must attempt to buy at some point or another next month.
Click on the image below to reveal the five players Chelsea must attempt to sign in January.