With Chelsea now over the hump that threatened to derail their status as a genuine superpower in English football, the time has come to strengthen once more. Fortunately, for Guus Hiddink, it’s the January transfer window, meaning that his apparent desire to sign Axel Witsel can be realised. That’s right, according to reports the Belgian midfielder is ready to leave Russia this month, with both Chelsea and Tottenham interested in signing him. Zenit do want a steep £30m, so nothing is certain, but it’s positive nonetheless. Got an opinion? Let us know in the comments box. Elsewhere, former Blues doctor Eva Carneiro arrived at court this morning for the first hearing in her legal battle with Chelsea and Jose Mourinho. Carneiro is claiming constructive dismissal and sex discrimination against the club, we’ll have more as it develops.