Chelsea captain John Terry admits the locker room is "buzzing" after the arrivals of David Luiz and Fernando Torres on transfer deadline day. Terry and his teammates celebrated the £75 million splurge with victory at Sunderland.
"To sign Torres and Luiz is a huge statement for the club," Terry told the London Evening Standard.
"It has let everyone know we're in the market again, we're buying and competing with Manchester City, who have been spending an awful lot.
"There is a buzz around the camp and it is great that we're in the market again for two massive signings.
"Everyone has been going on about the ageing players and we have just brought in two very young players who are hopefully going to be around the club for a long time. They can bring so much going forward and defensively.
"No-one is getting too carried away but everyone is upbeat. There is a spring in our step, there is a boost around the club worldwide, not just England. It sets a massive tone.
"From a club point of view, reading things like the Bolton quotes that they didn't fear Chelsea no more - we say don't fear us at your peril."
"Everyone is fighting for places with some big games coming up. For myself, for the other defenders and the strikers it is very good competition and that's very important at a big club. It gives the manager great options and very difficult ones at that.
"You want to get training and playing with these guys and hopefully stay in the team."