Who should Chelsea sign in the January transfer window?

Because they can’t play Blackburn every week

I have no friends

Like a hospital patient on suicide watch, Chelsea won’t be allowed near the window any time soon. Yet despite thumping Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, Chelsea have confirmed that they will now appeal to the confusingly-ordered CAS (Court of Sport Arbitration,) over their year-long transfer ban. In so doing, the resultant delay ensures their ability to do business this January, but does risk an extension of the ban if the Court deem their appeal to lack foundation.

This risk demonstrates that Carlo Ancelotti has concluded that his team still need enforcing in January. Knowing his wallet may soon start to gather cobwebs, and needing to keep up with the Abu Dhabi crew up North, Roman Abramovic will be under big pressure to do some pretty heavy spending.

So who is Ancelotti eyeing? Goalkeepers will certainly be an area of interest, as might centre-half, due to the continuing problems of Petr Cech and Ricardo Carvalho respectively. The African Cup of Nations will certainly be in mind too, and hence backup for Drogba will be handy. Of course, the imminent transfer ban, that consequentially could even last beyond the original two windows should this appeal fail, will also be a factor. With a year of transfer famine potentially on its way, expect players to be hoarded like tamiflu in a house full of hypocondriacs, and possibly loaned back for six months, or even a year.  Arrivals could hence be staggered like the conventional transfer window system, even were Chelsea to play no part in it.

Chelsea fans – who would you like to see arrive in January? Let us know below…

11 responses so far
  • Ben // October 26, 2009 at 10:31 am

    chelse really need striker and winger in my opinion with drogba gone we can onl play th christmas tree and 4-5-1 andwe need some one that also can play in champon league s i came up with ……………..robiniho

  • SiMo // October 26, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Don’t be silly Ben, we want players without the ego’s and injury problems. Ozil and Hamsik seem like great choices. I’d rather leave Di Santo on loan at Rovers till the summer, he’ll improve his PL game more that way.

  • B_Dogg // October 26, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Pls forward list below to responsible transfer officials at Chelsea.

    Vieira or Toulalon
    + new stadium

  • B_Dogg // October 26, 2009 at 11:54 am

    some hurry up sauce with that would appreciated too.. can we not have this so called ‘trying to be shrewd’ tactic and waiting for the last minute of the window to buy where we realise we dont have enough time. I call this the Kenyon signature move

  • giorgos // October 26, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    ozil or hamsik
    hulk or jovetic
    rodwell or adam johnson

  • Xxxam // October 26, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    hamsik, pato, akinfeev, ribery

  • Sparty Tunes // October 26, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    they already bought 17 yr old matej delac! CROATIAN!

  • chaz // October 27, 2009 at 3:43 am

    we need to buy attacking players with flair. bring it back to the early mourinho days when duff and robben would terrorise teams. Sergio aguero would im sure b a brilliant signing!

  • cody // October 27, 2009 at 4:15 am

    van ver vaart
    sergio aguero
    david villa

  • cfc4eva // October 27, 2009 at 7:47 am

    maicon alex terry abidal
    de rossi lampard
    aguero villa

  • C. Ancelotti // October 27, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Agüero, Robinho

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