Just how do imperious Chelsea get even better?
Now that Jose Mourinho has been allowed to construct a team to his own parameters, Chelsea look almost unstoppable and are yet to lose a game in the Premier League.
A Champions League draw at home to Schalke showed the odd limitation, however, whilst standing still in football generally means a team is moving backwards, so Jose Mourinho will still look to work some magic in January.
Here are six deals that we believe can make the Blues even better:
In – Andre-Pierre Gignac (Olympique Marseille)
The fact that Chelsea could travel to Manchester United at the weekend with either the ageing Didier Drogba or unproven Dominic Solanke upfront shows that the Blues are still one striker short, particularly as Drogba has been ineffectual when used and is likely to retire at the end of the season. Gignac has been a goal machine in France this season and would be cheap as his contract nears expire, whilst the Marseille star also has many of the same attributes as Diego Costa.