While Manchester United and Liverpool plunge into the transfer market this summer, things have been noticeably quiet at Stamford Bridge apart from the arrival of new manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Since the 36-year-old left FC Porto to take charge of Chelsea, there has been speculation that Villas-Boas would return to his former club to sign several players, although it appears as though the current Blues squad will remain in place.
Villas-Boas defended his cautious approach on Saturday while in the Far East for Chelsea’s pre-season tour, claiming that the players already at the club were capable of achieving great things next term.
“Each club is responsible for the money they put into the market,” the manager said. “We put a lot of money in in January. You have to value, as well, the kind of approach we are taking this summer.
“It’s an approach made on taking wise decisions, evaluating what we have, paying respect to the valued squad we have. It’s not a case of spending straight away when we don’t need to do that.
“We hope it will prove to be the successful approach. Clubs have to spend what they have to spend. United have decided to sign players after losing some to retirement and they’ve reinforced those sectors. We will decide what sectors we need to reinforce in our own team.”