The end of the January transfer window is now in sight.
There is now just three days to go until the window slams shut, denying clubs in England any further opportunities to bolster their squads until the summer window opens ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
Whilst several clubs in the Premier League will be looking to add fresh blood to their ranks before the bell, Chelsea are unlikely to be one of them, despite Thomas Tuchel only being installed as the club’s new head coach earlier this week.
Last summer, the Blues, who face Burnley in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Sunday lunchtime, spent more than £220million on seven new additions, including the big-money arrivals of Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.
Asked if he would look to add any new faces to the squad before Monday’s deadline, Tuchel, at his official unveiling as Chelsea boss on Thursday, said: “No, [no gaps to fill] but it is hard for me to judge right now. I am very happy with what I have seen so far.
“N’Golo Kante came back today so we have 22 players and the goalkeeper.”
With that in mind, unless anything drastic changes between now and the window closing on Monday evening, it is set to be a quiet ending to the window for the Blues, certainly in terms of incomings.
However, once the summer window arrives, it could be all hands to the pump once again for the Blues, as they will be more than likely be looking to launch a fresh assault on the Premier League title, with this season’s attempt having faltered in recent weeks.
If Chelsea are to make a fresh attempt to get themselves amongst the runners and riders for the title next season, they are going to have to strengthen the squad in places, particularly in a defensive sense. Although the club appeared to have solved their defensive woes in the early stages of this season, errors have become more and more apparent in the last few weeks, despite Thiago Silva being on…