Chelsea, with 13 points from five games, sit pretty at the top of the Premier League, but it could be said that the Blues' start to the season is something of a mirage.
Roberto Di Matteo's side has enjoyed a kind run of fixtures, with only one of their opponents finishing in the top half of last season.
Roman Abramovich provided ample funds for players this summer, rejuvenating the squad through the additions of Eden Hazard, Marko Marin, Oscar, Cesar Azpilicueta and Victor Moses and providing Di Matteo a formidable squad to work with.
January is fast approaching and it might be the case that Chelsea find themselves in a situation where the title is a realistic possibility.
If that is the case, then we can expect Chelsea to further bolster their squad in pursuit of more silverware with these eight players.