Antonio Conte has masterminded a Chelsea resurgence which has seen them go from struggling to keep clean sheets to the top of the Premier League.
The Blues did win their first three league games under their new boss, but defeats at home to Liverpool and at Arsenal highlighted their defensive deficiencies, with certain players in particular coming in for heavy criticism.
However, Conte, who took over from interim boss Guus Hiddink in the summer, implemented a back three in their win over Hull, and since then they have won five Premier League games in a row without conceding a goal.
Chelsea’s incredible run has seen them rise to the top of the division at the expense of Liverpool, who could only manage a 0-0 draw at Southampton on Saturday, while the Blues beat Middlesbrough 1-0 on Sunday.
Conte’s side host Tottenham and then travel to Manchester City in their next two games, which will give fans the clearest indication yet of whether Chelsea can challenge for the Premier League title.
However, some may feel that Conte needs more reinforcements to keep his men near the top, so here are TWO Bundesliga stars he should try and snap up in January…