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Chelsea boss rules out January signings

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out signing any new strikers in January - even though he has been left frustrated by the performances of his misfiring strikers so far this season.

The Stamford Bridge club sit third in the Premier League table and they are five points behind leaders Arsenal.

And the current strikers which include Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba are shy in front of goals as they have netted only four league goals between them this term.

But Mourinho insists that he won't get a replacement for them in January as he believes they give everything for the team.

Although he stated that he would have loved to see his strikers compete on goals with other Premier League forwards, he remained adamant on getting a replacement. 

"If you tell me [Sergio] Aguero has scored already 10 or 12, [Alvaro] Negredo 10 or 12, [Edin] Dzeko four or five, [Wayne] Rooney eight or 10, [Olivier] Giroud eight or 10, [Daniel] Sturridge eight or 10, [Luis] Suarez 10 or 12 - if you ask me would I like my strikers to score eight, 10, 12 goals: Yes," Mourinho told reporters.

"If we had eight, 10, 12 [more] goals we would be top of the league. That's a reality but my strikers give everything and the team works hard."

Mourinho also claims that there is little more that he can do to bring the best out of his misfiring strikers.

"What can you do more? We work, we keep working. That's the only way I know is to keep working," said the Portuguese.

"Of course we want the best possible results but I am not waiting for players, I am not asking for players.

"This is a period for the club and this is a period of my team where we have to try and improve the players we have and try to build a future.

"It is my squad. For good and for bad, it is my squad. Of course, it is not the perfect squad but it is my squad and I work with them until the last day.

"To criticise does not help me. What do I win by criticising my players? I win nothing."

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