Jose Mourinho spoke to the press today, and has indicated that we won't be seeing a major purchase to lead the line in January. Here's what he had to say, via Sky Sports:
"I keep saying that they are not this profile of player that scores every weekend and scores 20, 25, 30 goals in a season. But they are giving everything they have and I am happy with them. No new strikers in January, because we trust these guys and we go with them."
This will be disappointing to most of the fanbase, as Chelsea's striking trio have been firing mostly blanks this season. With the Blues sitting just two points from the top of the Premier League table, it's fairly easy to think how much more comfortable we would look with a high caliber striker leading the line.
After the announcement of Chelsea's financial's, though, this statement makes a bit of sense. The Blues can certainly afford to spend plenty of cash going forward, but a top striker will be expensive, and waiting until this season's books are closed would make an awful lot of sense. There's also that large human being we've loaned to Everton, who will look awfully nice in Chelsea blue.
If true, these comments almost certainly mean that Demba Ba will be going nowhere during the January window. Chelsea don't have the depth to allow the striker to leave without buying any sort of replacement, so the rumors that we're talking about an exchange with Inter Milan should quickly be put to bed. Assuming you take Mourinho's comment at face value, it sounds as if we'll be seeing the same trio leading the line for the remainder of the season.