Assuming André Villas-Boas will be still managing, come the January transfer window, this Chelsea team needs three new players to stabilise his job security.
A centre back, a right winger and a left winger.
Why no creative midfielder?
Surely Juan Mata will be moved to the centre because he doesn’t press out wide and drifts into centre out when he is meant to be providing width.
Chelsea does not need a right back because Branislav Ivanović is a firm full back.
This article will examine four options for the three positions: big-name, medium-name, youth and my preference.