Chelsea had an active 2022 summer deadline day that included Marcos Alonso making the switch to FC Barcelona.
On the incoming front, meanwhile, Denis Zakaria joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign, whilst Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made a permanent switch from FC Barcelona.
Chelsea also signed Wesley Fofana Marc Cucurella, Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka, Gabriel Slonina and Cesare Casadei this summer.
All of those signings meant that Chelsea spent the most money of any club in Premier League history during the 2022 summer transfer window, with a total spend of £278.4m.
However, it is fair to say that Chelsea are not the finished article, and could still do with some fresh legs in certain areas of the pitch.
Looking at their squad, you would assume that a central midfielder would be the main target given Jorginho and N’Golo Kante are out of contract in the summer and the latter has injury issues.
And now, Graham Potter has been asked about transfers and seemed open to the idea of making a signing in January:
“I’ve not thought about the transfer window,” he told reporters after the win over Wolves, a match for which he made a surprising seven changes as Armando Broja scored his first Chelsea goal and Diego Costa returned to Stamford Bridge.
“Thanks for reminding me of that! I’ve been busy with three matches in a week, but my answer is always that any club has to be, when the window is open, looking for options and how they can improve. But my job as head coach is to help the players that are here and help them improve.
“You can see from the team today that there are a lot of positives, but we are not at our maximum, but that is exciting as well because we can help the team and individuals get better.”