With their transfer ban over, two top attackers signed and one more likely to follow suit in Kai Havertz, the Frank Lampard project continues to roll on at Stamford Bridge.
The Chelsea boss has already brought in Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech for £32m and highly-rated Red Bull Leipzig forward Timo Werner for £53m, with talented 21-year-old German Havertz also expected to check in.
Now, with the forward line sorted, what about a defence which has consistently struggled for shut-outs all season long?
This season, despite clinching a top-four spot, Chelsea ranked 10th in the Premier League for goals conceded, with their tally of 54 goals let in 18 more than Manchester United. Lampard’s side shipped four goals against Bayern Munich as they exited the Champions League on Saturday.
As well as problems with No 1 goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s form, a constantly-changing back three or four has kept only nine league clean sheets this season – six fewer than Burnley.
Both Arsenal goals could have been easily avoided as Chelsea surrendered their early lead and lost last Saturday’s FA Cup final 2-1 to their London rivals.
Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen all featured at Wembley and those players could all be sold on to make room for more new arrivals.
Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmeiri’s days also appear numbered with a new left back almost certain to be brought in.
So how could Lampard splash the cash? Sportsmail takes a look at who could be on their way to west London in the coming weeks and crucially, after a transfer outlay which currently stands at £85m, for how much.
Okay, so not a defender, but a defensive midfielder who can play centre back too.
The West Ham linchpin has been linked with a return to boyhood club Chelsea ever since his emergence three years ago at the London Stadium.
Lampard is a known admirer of Rice, who is now an established England international and is best friends with Blues attacking midfielder Mason Mount.