Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has further hinted that his team won’t be making any signings in the January transfer window.
The boss recently played down the idea of attracting new players this winter, but the rumours continued to flow which suggested that the Blues were eyeing some very good players.
However, Mourinho has suggested that he’s happy with the size of his squad and isn’t interested in adding additional players, which would make his selection dilemmas more difficult.
“I want a short squad. In a short squad, everybody is important. I need every player. And when I sign a player, I don't say 'it's you plus 10'. I say 'it's you plus 21 or 22',” he’s quoted by Chelsea’s official website.
“You have to know the squad is good at Chelsea. If you’re at a Chelsea as a goalkeeper, you can’t imagine that you’re the only good goalkeeper. It’s the same for the strikers. For me, all of this is very normal.”
Chelsea have also been tipped to make further signings because of how busy the second half of the season is going to be for them.
There is a very realistic chance that the club could be fighting for silverware on four different fronts, as they look to make history by winning the quadruple.
The argument for having a more centralised squad is that it makes things easier in terms of consistency.
If the same players are routinely playing together then a system becomes more familiar and the players will find it substantially easier to predict each other.
Chelsea have the resources to be able to go after any player Mourinho feels would improve the squad, but he traditionally makes those assessments at the end of a season rather than halfway through.