By the time the January transfer window rolls around, Jose Mourinho will have had ample time and funds with which to turn his squad from talented hopefuls to nailed on title challengers.
With Roman Abramovich's cash and his managerial reputation there really isn't a player in world football, within reason, who would rightfully turn down a move to the Blues. It's for this reason that the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and co. should be considerably concerned.
Whilst the real titans of the sport, namely the likes of Cristiano Ronald, Franck Ribery and Lionel Messi, remain virtually un-buyable at this moment in time, there are others who could turn the tide massively in Chelsea's favour.
One of those players is a man who could have easily been present at Stamford Bridge since the beginning of the season before he opted for Monaco; Radamel Falcao.
The Colombian hit-man has unsurprisingly been linked with the west London outfit since the summer and, with his future in France a subject of much debate, Mourinho wouldn't be going far wrong if he focused his energy on capturing him before turning his attention to the other issues that lie within his squad.
Although the trio of Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba seem to have woken up somewhat in recent weeks, the stark honesty of the matter at hand is that none of them possess the firepower needed for Chelsea to maintain a convincing title tilt that will see them match their nearest rivals blow for blow and still come out on top.
Falcao is undoubtedly the man to remedy that and, as his records prove, there isn't a much more clinical forward in the world at the moment with the exception of maybe Robert Lewandowski.
The 27-year-old in my mind is the missing piece to the Special One's puzzle. For now at least Chelsea's defence seems sound enough, and their midfield is already so overflowing with creative talent that any further additions stand to serve more detrimentally than be beneficial.
No matter how much it may cost him, Mourinho will be eyeing only the very best of imports for the winter transfer window, and Falcao most certainly falls into this bracket. With 52 goals in his last two domestic season, plus another eight having come already this year, there isn't really any downside to a potential deal.
If Falcao does arrive at Stamford Bridge he would be working in front of possibly the most talented attacking midfielders in England, and the chances would fall into his lap in abundance.
It may be a speculative shout at best at the minute, and there's every chance that he may not prove to be half as clinical in the Premier League as he has been in Portugal, Spain and France, but for me, his entrance would not only strengthen Chelsea's claim, but also give the other would-be title-challengers a hell of a lot to worry about.
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