Three positions Chelsea need to strengthen this January

While Chelsea may be sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League title, seven points ahead of nearest rivals Tottenham and Liverpool, all is not completely serene at Stamford Bridge.

Two weeks ago, the club had just equalled the Premier League record for straight consecutive wins in a single season with 13 on the bounce and were looking near unstoppable as they marched closer to regaining their title.

However, a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham and some issues behind the scenes have left an air of uncertainty hanging over Stamford Bridge, even if their results, bar the loss at Spurs, have continued to be good.

Main man Diego Costa appears to be at the centre of it all, as the controversial Spaniard seems destined for pastures new, or pastures richer, amid relentless talk of a Chinese Super League move. Add in the rumours surrounding the departure of Michy Batshuayi, and even players such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and it could be that the Blues may need to invest heavily during the remainder of the January transfer window.

With that in mind, here are THREE positions the Londoners should be looking to improve their options in…