A quiet January transfer window by the Premier League’s standards saw Chelsea bring in three new faces, earlier in the month England International Gary Cahill made the switch from the North-West to the capital.
Chelsea take the long trip to Wales as the Liberty Stadium plays host to one of the handful of Premier League fixtures on Tuesday evening.
Chelsea star Ramires will be out of action for around four weeks after suffering a knee injury in the FA Cup victory over rivals Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
Chelsea marched into the fifth round of the FAcup after beating local rivals QPR in a one sided encounter. QPR, who failed to sell all their tickets for the derby, lost 1-0 to the Blues who won the game courtesy of a penalty that looked harsh on the home side.
Love him or loathe him Andre Villas Boas certainly generates a 'marmite' response from fans. Just like the brown beef spread they either love it or hate it. Personally and although I love marmite I think AVB is a plonker but won't diss other fans for believing in him as they are Chelsea too.
The big question is will Anton Ferdinand shake hands with John Terry, we all remember when Wayne Bridge failed to do so with JT but that was a different situation.
Alex's move to Paris Saint-Germain has been completed, the agreed fee is £4.2m.
Chelsea squandered their chance to close the gap on the top three when they drew 0-0 at Carrow road.
The word legendis used too easily, but when it comes to these men - it is a perfect description. The ten who have made the list, have given everything to onecause, that cause being Chelsea football club ... words by Scott Balaam
With the closing of the January transfer window fast approaching and just the one player in Gary Cahill signed, will Roman Ambramovich be tempted to dive into his wallet and spend more of his Russian roubles?
It could be fair to say that at the end of last season, Chelsea needed a new lease of life. Finishing joint second with third placed Manchester City; the season of 2010-2011 could be reviewed as a bit of a disappointment from the Blues fans.
Since the arrival of Roman Abramovich, Chelsea have been known to splash a few pennies on exotic players here and there. However, are these transfers really necessary or are they cunning, eagle-eyed work from the Blues’ scouting department? Here are the transfers in my opinion.
This weekend was all about tremendous goals and big rivalries taking centre stage.