It was the transfer window and Chelsea had a lot to prove, to be top of the leaderboard the new manager needed fresh faces.
Jose Mourinho, (aka The Happy One), set his sights on Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, a proven goalscorer whose future at Old Trafford was unclear.
However it wouldn't take Einstein to realise that David Moyes would not let Rooney leave, so Chelsea were quickly rebuffed and had to move elsewhere before the transfer window slammed shut.
Mourinho was forced to make his move for Samuel Eto'o who was playing at the time for Anzhi Makhachkala. The Cameroonian international has scored just four goals so far this season.
Although the striker is a proven goalscorer and he would bring valuable experience, the star does not stop ageing and his wage demands are totally inexcusable.
So perhaps there would have been better strikers to sign, such as Tottenham's unwanted foward Emmanuel Adebayor.
Adebayor. Hardly heard of nowadays but once he was superb. The striker started his career off at Arsenal where he appeared a total of 104 times, he certainly knew where the net was, scoring a total of 46 times.
He moved to Manchester City, scoring 15 goals in 34 appearances. He was then told he wasn't needed by Roberto Mancini, who also let Craig Bellamy leave in a wholesale shake-up at the Etihad.
He then signed for Tottenham on a season-long loan during the reign of Harry Redknapp. He was a revelation, scoring 17 times in 33 games. But all good things come to an end.
Tottenham made him a permanent signing in 2012 although unfortunately the Togo international is struggling for both game time and goals at the moment. The signing of Roberto Soldado put Adebayor down even further in the pecking order and the African had the chance to leave the club in the summer.
But he didn't take it, when really he should of.
Adebayor is not only full of goals though, he also brings a lot of controversy in his game, he has been prone to red cards during his career and also winding up opposition fans. If he can get this out of his game, he could be the perfect signing for a club willing to take the gamble.
If Chelsea or any other club were to come knocking in January, Adebayor should bite their hand off and take the deal quickly.
Adebayor can be a fantastic player when he is regularly starting and on form he cannot miss the net. He would come cheap and bring lots of experience as well as goals, just what Chelsea need.