Chelsea are seemingly unstoppable at the moment.
Antonio Conte’s side is going past teams with relative ease, thus, making them clear-cut favourites to lift the Premier League title come the end of the season.
The Blues certainly have the manpower to win the league, but as we enter the second half of the season, Conte might need to introduce a new dynamic to his side, and on that note, we take a look at five players Chelsea could sign in January.
Bayern Munich are reportedly keen on letting Vidal leave the Allianz Arena in January in a bid to make Joshua Kimmich and Renato Sanchez mainstays in the middle of the park.
Vidal possesses a wealth of top-flight experience having previously featured in Juventus as part of strong midfield under Conte.
The Chile international is technically proficient and has the ability to bring other players into play. Despite going into the latter stages of his career as a 30-year-old midfielder, he’s still a player any team would love to have in their squad.
However, the West Londoners would have to spend more than £40million to snare Vidal.
Virgil Van Dijk
Arguably one of the league’s best defenders, Virgil Van Dijk has proven his worth for Southampton since joining from Celtic last summer, and it could be time for him to make a move to greener pastures.
Whilst not impenetrable, Chelsea boasts one of the best defensive set-ups in the league, but with limited options in defence, Conte could be looking to bolster his back-three in January and who better than Van Dijk to come into the fray.
Some reports say he is primed for a move out of Southampton in January with a number of clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool currently after his signature, which could cost a massive £60m, as the Saints stove top keep their prized asset.
Should Victor Moses pick up an injury at any point in the season, the Blues would be without a quality replacement, but that’s where the potential signing of Cancelo comes in.
The 22-year-old predominantly features as a right-back for Valencia, but he’d have no problem playing as a wing-back under Conte due to his attacking instincts.
A possible target for the Blues but with Valencia determined to avoid the drop, Los Che would have to receive a substantial offer to consider any transfer.
He’d be a great alternative to Diego Costa, and Michy Batshuayi, whose first-team chances have been few and far between.
The 23-year-old has been lauded for his goalscoring nous as well as his physicality and technical skills, which would fit in well at Stamford Bridge.
The fact that Chelsea spent £33million on Batshuayi suggests they aren’t in the market for a new striker, but if they happened to look around in January, then Belotti could perhaps become an option.
The midfielder is adept at dictating the tempo of games; he’s also capable of hitting the back of the net – who doesn’t like a midfielder that can nick a goal?
With Oscar off to the big bank that is the Chinese Super League, Conte could opt to sign Cyprien as a replacement and seeing as he’s just 21, he’d be a long-term buy for the Blues.