With one month to go in the summer transfer window, Chelsea has yet to make a move for any player of immediate impact.
That is not to say they haven't tried.
Players who have made past lists like this one have instead opted to go elsewhere or stay with their current club.
However, the circumstances do not seem quite as dire as they did a month ago.
A team that many believed would need a serious makeover to implement Andre Villa-Boas' 4-3-3 attacking formation has proven through the preseason that that is not true.
A perfect 4-0-0 record, including clean sheets in every game, show that the current squad is more than capable of being competitive next season.
At this point, it looks as if Villa-Boas and his staff are more concerned with the players they have. If they are able to continue to develop, there is no reason to waste time, money and energy bringing in someone who can disrupt that balance.
With that said, no coach would ever argue against having more depth on their squad.
Perhaps Chelsea are no longer looking for that £50-million-plus player that will be deemed the signing of the season before the first ball has even been kicked off.
The focus has shifted to finding key role-players who will strengthen a squad whose biggest weakness is their age, as well as bringing in players to fill the shoes of veterans once they retire.
Here are five players Chelsea will be looking at over the next 30 days.