Chelsea squad to be strengthened by returning players

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon expects The Blues to be quiet in the January transfer market with any strengthening of the squad coming from players returning from injury.

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon expects The Blues to be quiet in the January transfer market with any strengthening of the squad coming from players returning from injury.

Kenyon is confident the return of the likes of Ricardo Carvalho, Michael Essien and Juliano Belletti, plus the regular involvement of striker Didier Drogba, will be enough to add impetus to the Londoners' season.

"I don't think we will be doing any business in the January transfer window because the type of players we are looking for are not available," said Kenyon.

"Another reason is that we have still got some long-term injuries coming back and in January or February, Chelsea will have more player availability.

"We put our squad together in the summer and we are concentrating on the squad we have and making sure our players get back from injury. On that basis, we think we have got a good enough squad to improve on last season."

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