The summer transfer window has barely ended when rumours and links about players who could move and clubs who could buy and reinforce their teams have filled the media.
Transfer speculations have become part of the day-to-day activities of clubs and football world in general.
Chelsea have done a great business in the summer bringing in quality players like Diego Costa (from Atletico), Fabregas(from Barcelona) and Loic Remy (from QPR) but this players have barely settled down when a host of others are being linked to the club.
The man in charge of calling the transfer shot at the club- Jose Mourinho has however come out to highlight what Chelsea can expect in the January Window. Speaking about the January transfer window during his presser ahead of Tuesday’s Champions league clash against NK Maribor, this is what Mourinho has to say;
“We do not think about that (the
window), that is a long time to go with November and December.
“Hopefully we don’t need it and don’t have problems. The window is there for people in trouble, for whatever reason, to cope with a difficult moment. Hopefully we do not need it.” Mourinho said
And Jose Mourinho was right on point on both statements. Absolutely this is not the best time to discuss the January transfer window least when the club have crucial Champions league game and an Old Trafford trip to make.
On what to expect in January, Jose was also spot on. The January transfer window is for teams who are in trouble and need to reinforce. Chelsea at present is not in that category. The team is one seen by many as the most complete team in the Epl this season with the acquisition of Fabregas, Costa and Remy in the summer.
At the moment the team looks a balanced team with every position having an able cover. Even Loic Remy has looked an able cover for injured Diego Costa and the January transfer window wouldn’t be one that Chelsea overtly need.
According to Mourinho, the club activity or inactivity in the January transfer window will depend on immediate and pressing need which at the moment looks like Chelsea does not have any pressing need in any position.
Diego Costa has struggled with hamstring injuries over his first few months at the club, but it is expected the player will recover well enough to play a major role in Chelsea campaign this season. He has come good for the club in the matches he has played so far, scoring nine times in seven league appearances.
Chelsea have kicked off the season in a flying start as well, winning seven out of the eight league matches played so far- a feat which have seen them top the league table five points above the closest rival Manchester City. The team also is in the quarter final of the Capital one cup, currently topping its Champions league group and is yet to lose a single match this season.
Chelsea current situation is not one which should generate a panic buy in the January transfer window. And just as Mourinho said the winter transfer window is not one that Chelsea overtly need. Chelsea is ably set to compete in all fronts with the current squad without much trouble.
Written by Kc Emmanuels