10 players who Chelsea could realistically target in January

Federico Bernardeschi

Nobody ever really knows what's going to happen in January, the transfer month of patience and/or awkward, desperate lunges. 

Chelsea fans won't be craving for their club to act in the winter window, but despite a scintillating 2016/17 campaign so far there is always the possibility that the Blues will need to dig deeper into their squad as the season wears on. As such, here are 10 stars who could add the strength in depth that sees them over the line and beyond, with a return to the Champions League in sight. 

Upvote the ones YOU think they should snare, and downvote those you don't...

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).