Chelsea had drawn three straight matches before they lost 3-1 to Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and manager Andre Villas-Boas shouldn't be the only one feeling the heat.
If results don't pick up in the next month, AVB will almost certainly be out, but to save his job, he needs to attempt as much of a rebuild as he can in the January transfer window.
Frank Lampard should get used to more time on the bench, as the Blues simply need to move in a younger direction. And like Manchester United, Chelsea's defense has been their weakest link this season and clearly needs reinforcement in January.
It's also time to say goodbye to Fernando Torres. Roman Abramovich's dream just isn't going to come true, and with Euro 2012 just months away, the Spaniard knows he needs playing time to have any hopes at making the team. That won't happen at Chelsea.
Torres' situation, however, will depend on what happens with Didier Drogba. Chelsea probably doesn't want to sell the Ivorian, but it's clear they've already seen his best years.
Several other Chelsea players have rumors swirling around them, so look for the Blues to be one of the busiest clubs this month.