Despite having spent almost £1 billion in the last three transfer windows, Chelsea are promising to be active again when the transfer window opens again, and have identified three positions as priorities.
Striker is a key position as they have not yet found a reliable goalscorer. Nicolas Jakson is still raw, and Christopher Nkonku has yet to kick a ball in anger because of his injury issues.
They are also looking for a long-term replacement at centre-back for Thiago Silva, who is now 39, and has intimated that he might return to Brazil when his contract expires at the end of the season.
And they also want to strengthen in the left-back area. Ben Chilwell has had his fair share of injuries, whilst Marc Cucurella, despite his fine performance in the derby against Arsenal, has largely not been up to scratch since his arrival at Stamford Bridge.
They do have Ian Maatsen, but it increasingly looks like the Dutch defender will be one of those heading for the exit door in January, having failed to secure first-team football.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.