Still a long way to go before the season settles, but what lies ahead in the summer has every Chelsea fan excited. A waste of a transfer ban lift sees the Blues do magical business outside of the window.
On Wednesday it was widely reported club Chelsea has reached a verbal agreement with Ajax to bring in winger Hakim Ziyech to Stamford Bridge when the summer window opens. A deal of £36-£38 million (€45m; $49m) is the deal on the table for the pair.
This is said to be the first of the many newcomers to be heading to London in the summer and is supposedly funds coming from the £150 million the manager was promised during the winter. Better late than empty promises I always say?
The club down the way from the River Thames has been doing stranger things in the market. They first had a transfer ban that prohibited them from making any incoming deals for the summer of 2019.
The Londoners then had it lifted afore the January window, a period they were crying out for transfers to be made due to injuries and ongoing problems at the back that has led to many goals being leaked in. It was sure Lampard and the board were ready to go guns blazing into the Jan window.