The January transfer window has closed and Chelsea were surprisingly quiet.
A few weeks before the window opened the Blues were handed a massive boost as their transfer ban was reduced upon an successful appeal to CAS.
This prompted speculation that the west London outfit would be busy in the winter market amid links to the likes of Jadon Sancho, Dries Mertens, Edinson Cavani, Ben Chilwell and Timo Werner among plenty others.
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However, as the clock struck 11pm on January 31st it was confirmed that Chelsea had opted to keep their power dry until the summer transfer window.
There was some movement on deadline day with Clinton Mola (loan) and Tariq Lamptey leaving to join Stuttgart and Brighton & Hove Albion respectively.
The latter was the only permanent exit from west London last month.
But most of the focus centred around a lack of incomings.
The fact that not a single player arrived through the doors at Stamford Bridge in January is something that not many supporters can wrap their heads around.
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As a result of not making a single signing last month, head coach Frank Lampard now believes his side are now underdogs for a top four spot.
When asked if he is now worried about Chelsea’s top rivals having bolstered their squads, Lampard replied: “Yes.
“Tottenham have signed a few and they’re not far behind us. And not only have they signed a few, but a couple of players have left where obviously – not being too crude about it – the situation was they were towards the end of their contracts and maybe weren’t happy being at the club any more.
“Sometimes that’s as important as bringing players in. It’s changing the feeling of the group if players are not wanting to be there so that’s obviously smart business on that part.