Chelsea will not be buying in January

“It’s our intention to put our squad together at the start of the season. I don’t see us being active in the January window. I don’t think there is a need, unless that changes through events like injuries,” he said.

“We see ourselves as being very focused on getting the title back. From where I am sitting the Premier League is more competitive than last year. I know it sometimes looks predictable but I can promise you it is not.

“We have a squad that is good enough, arguably the best squad in depth, and Luiz has the ability to get the best out of that. Luiz has had a fantastic start and had a big impact – top of the league and top of our group in Europe.”