"It was very important for us to buy these players, they are all good signings," those are the words of Didier Drogba, who - upon signing for Chelsea for a second time in his career - spoke to the club's official website regarding Jose Mourinho's transfer policy this summer.
It is a policy that has freshened up the Blues roster.
The forward line now has a physically-adept athlete who is a proven penalty box predator in Diego Costa - a typically Mourinho-esque blend as it is a fusion eerily reminiscent of Drogba himself, who has been called back in order to provide cover for the Brazil-born Spaniard.
The midfield, meanwhile, has added creativity due to the recruitment of former Arsenal captain and erstwhile Barcelona star Francesc Fabregas and the defence has been invigorated due to the presence of new left back Filipe Luis.
"To have Cesc with us, I think he’ll understand it’s better to be with us than against us," said the veteran.
"They are good players and I hope they will bring their talent and experience to the team. I’ve been watching Diego [Costa] play over the last few years and the first time I saw him I really liked him as a player. I like his character, he’s solid, he can score goals and he’s also technically gifted. He likes people to respect him and that’s important."