Chelsea return to Premier League action at the weekend knowing that only three points will do against Aston Villa, otherwise talk of their demise will continue to rumble on into the autumn.
Blues supporters would’ve seen a rather shifty looking Jose Mourinho in Kiev, sporting what looked like a bargain basement Sports Direct hoodie in the week as the Chelsea manager spied on Spain versus Ukraine and in truth, it was probably a welcome relief from managing his club side who have dramatically fallen from grace this term.
In the European Qualifying game in Kiev, Mourinho watched on as Cesc Fabregas missed a penalty and Chelsea fans will also know that Eden Hazard had a penalty saved while representing Belgium recently.
Right now, it seems most things that Chelsea players are touching are going to pot with several members of the Blues’ squad shot of confidence at the minute although it must be acknowledged, Willian struck a noteworthy brace against Venezuela in 2018 World Cup Qualifying yesterday evening.
When times are tough at top sides, new signings usually appease the fans in the short-term and one top quality player who is being linked with a Chelsea switch right now is Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke.
According to reports in Spain, the £40 million-rated Spanish international is being lined up by Mourinho as someone to freshen up a midfield that has witnessed disappointing performances from Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas thus far this campaign.
If reports on Koke are accurate, who else may be joining him at Stamford Bridge in the New Year? Here’s five men who might be.
Click on the image below to reveal the five players who could follow Koke to Chelsea in January.