Of course, talk of the massive fixture against Manchester City on Sunday and a possible 90 minutes with Frank Lampard in opposition colours has been lingering around the tavern and has awoken them from their slumber somewhat.
As our landlord asks just who would be in our starting eleven for the two sides, we begin to wonder whether these are the best sides in football at the minute.
Over a pint, one of our regulars notes that the Blues certainly have one of the most complete squads in world football and we think it will be a quiet January for Jose Mourinho and his men.
That said, anything can happen between now and the winter and we certainly think Chelsea will be looking to add at least one player to their side, no matter how good it is – and there might be an exit along the way too.
With that in mind, here are five players we think could follow Loic Remy to Stamford Bridge this winter.
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