That’s the view of West Brom boss Tony Pulis, who has spoken out on the Blues’ transfer plans.
Pulis’ men were beaten 1-0 by Arsenal yesterday – and he reckons the Gunners have a stronger squad.
And that’s what he thinks will be the deciding factor in prompting Roman Abramovich to spend.
Pulis said: “If you look at the players who were not playing and not in the team today, and then you look at Chelsea‘s, I think Arsenal have definitely got the stronger squad.
“So they have most probably got the staying power to see them through and it will be interesting to see what Chelsea do.
“I think Chelsea will spend. I don’t think your man will sit back on what he’s got, I think he will invest. So it will be an interesting window for the top four or five clubs.
“The game at Chelsea and Arsenal were very similar.
“We’ve played against a top team today, good players and we’ve worked very hard within a system and I’m desperately disappointed for them and the supporters who have travelled.
“Against these two teams you have to work and concentrate for as long it takes.
“The top teams win so many games in the last ten minutes. They are relentless. We’re disappointed but we move on.”