Chelsea's big money spending has certainly made an impression on Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp. The well respected English manager has admitted to the BBC that a renewed Chelsea squad will make a top four finish even harder for his team. Furthermore, he believes that Chelsea now have a decent shout of retaining their Premiership Crown thanks to the addition of Fernando Torres and David Luiz.
It is a view I hold despite some pessimism from many other Chelsea supporters. The fact is that a 10 point deficit means that Chelsea are still definitely in the title race. Manchester United are 10 points clear of us but we will be playing them twice in what could be a vital 6 point series.
After a very creative showing against Sunderland on Tuesday, the addition of a world class attacking threat in Fernando Torres will add much needed flair to Chelsea's attacking line-up, while David Luiz adds youth and genuine quality along the back four.
I suspect it won't just be Harry Redknapp who thinks Chelsea are back in it. As long as the team doesn't drop points, Chelsea's hopes of retaining the league title are far from over. In my view, the performance of Fernando Torres from now until the end of the season could be the difference maker. This Sunday, Chelsea supporters will get their first idea of which Torres has turned up to Stamford Bridge. If it is the Spanish goal machine, there won't be many managers writing us off.