Kenyon expects to skip January sales

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Chief executive Peter Kenyon confirmed Chelsea have no plans to enter the transfer market in January - because he believes manager Luiz Felipe Scolari can deliver success with the tools he has available.

The Blues have started the season unbeaten in all competitions and sit top of both the Premier League and their Champions League group.

Kenyon explained: "It's our intention to put our squad together at the start of the season. I don't see us being active in the January window. I don't think there is a need, unless that changes through events like injuries."

Chelsea spent around £20million in the summer in recruiting full-back Jose Bosingwa and playmaker Deco.

Scolari missed out on Brazilian superstar Robinho, who opted to sign for Manchester City, but Kenyon stated Chelsea will not be in the market for January reinforcements unless they are hit by another injury crisis.

Last month, Scolari signed Brazilian midfielder Mineiro on a free transfer after losing Michael Essien for six months with knee ligament damage.

Kenyon added: "We see ourselves as being very focused on getting the title back.

"We have a squad that is good enough, arguably the best squad in depth and Luiz has the ability to get the best out of that.

"From where I am sitting the Premier League is more competitive than last year. I know it sometimes looks predictable but I can promise you it is not.

"Luiz Felipe Scolari has had a fantastic start and had a big impact - top of the league and top of our group in Europe."

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