Chelsea Transfer News: 3 Reasons the Blues Don't Need Anyone in January
As the season moves on and we edge closer to the January transfer window, more and more talk is focused on what players teams will look to bring in.
This becomes an even bigger talking point when it comes to Chelsea, with their history of bank-breaking transfers mid-way through seasons.
Talk of a lack of options upfront and a leaky defence have sparked rumours linking Chelsea with some very expensive talent.
But do Chelsea really need to invest half-way through this season?
Here are five reasons that say they don't.
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Since Romelu Lukaku went on loan to West Brom, he has really impressed and has played a big part in why they have had such a good start to the campaign.
He has shown strength, pace and has bagged himself three goals in the league in eight games.
So why not bring him back to Chelsea?
The way Chelsea have been trying to keep Fernando Torres happy is bordering embarrassing now; every time he is subbed off he looks like he has been wronged in some way. Which would be a perfectly justified response if he was scoring regularly, but unfortunately, he is not.
It does feel to me that Chelsea are reluctant to bring Lukaku back on the basis that it made give poor old Torres' confidence another knock.
But imagine what paying £50 million for Radamel Falcao would do to it.
Torres needs to know that his place in the side is only guaranteed if he is playing well, and with Lukaku breathing down his neck for a place in the side, Torres might buck his ideas up.
Goals Coming from Everywhere
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Read one of the back pages of any tabloid paper, and there will more than likely be a pundit talking about Chelsea's lack of options upfront.
Which is a valid argument in a way, but is it really that big of a problem?
Yes Chelsea have only one recognised out-and-out striker, but when every player in your back four has already scored this season, it makes the issue seem less of a big one.
The way Chelsea have been playing has allowed players from all over the pitch to get in to dangerous areas and score, whether it be from a set-piece or open play.
So on the face of it, a lack of a striker or goals is not the problem at the moment.
Don't they say "if it isn't broke then don't fix it"?
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Sounds simple, and it is—Chelsea have looked pretty good overall this season.
There have been slip-ups, but as a unit the Blues have looked as good as any team in the league so far.
The team spirit and sense of unity that has helped Chelsea win what they have in recent years seems to be as strong as ever and all the new signings look to have settled in well.
There seems to be a panic (mostly from pundits) about Chelsea's form recently, which is a slight over exaggeration considering they are in the top three in the league and are sitting in a nice position to qualify for the Champions League knockout rounds.
If Chelsea were to buy big in January it would be for a player that will make an instant impact in both campaigns which reminds me of Torres' £50 million transfer.
This shows that a new signing doesn't always do the trick.
So unless Chelsea find themselves in a downward spiral of form like they saw near the end of Andre Villas Boas' reign then they shouldn't go out and panic buy on a player that may take months to settle in.