Chelsea have been the biggest spenders in January by some distance and Graham Potter now has the task of trying to find a way to keep everyone happy.
Potter has a squad bursting at the seams and could even field two completely separate line-ups in the Premier League and Champions League – cue tiny violins from every club around Europe.
He might just have to as the Blues will struggle to get everyone registered in both competitions.
Todd Boehly’s chaotic, and utterly enthralling, approach to the transfer market has been gripping and the American will want to see dividends on the pitch sooner rather than later.
Chelsea have won just two of their six Premier League games since domestic football returned after the World Cup, while they also made a third round FA Cup exit.
There are big games on the horizon for the Blues, including a Champions League knockout showdown with Borussia Dortmund.
Potter will need to draw on every ounce of his squad if he is to try and climb up from 10th to fourth – a ten point gap to Manchester United in that final Champions League place.
Boehly’s spending since he became Chelsea owner will top £650million, once a £115m deal for Enzo Fernandez gets over the line.
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He would join fellow January signings Mykhailo Mudryk [£88.5m], Benoit Badiashile [£35m], Joao Felix [loan], Noni Madueke [£29m], Andrey Santos [£11m], David Datro Fofana [£10m], and Malo Gusto [£26.3m].
Meanwhile, the club are hastily trying to get a few players out the door with Jorginho heading to Arsenal for around £10m, PSG in talks over taking Hakim Ziyech, and a quartet of teams chasing Conor Gallagher.
Depending on how many players do leave before the transfer window slams shut, it means that not everyone may be able to be registered for the Champions League.
They are allowed a maximum of 17 non-homegrown players for the next round of the competition, with the deadline to submit squad lists by February 2.
They can register a maximum of three players, while the departures of Jorginho and Ziyech will also free up slots.
Potter could also elect to omit the likes of Christian Pulisic, who is currently struggling with injury.
The same issues will not occur in the Premier League as Badiashile and Fofana qualify as Under-21 squad selections, and do not take up a spot.
Plenty of selection headaches ahead for Potter, who can genuinely field two separate teams in domestic and European games… with players to spare.
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So in theory Potter would want to play his strongest XI in the Champions League.
Here is how they could line-up against Borussia Dortmund and later stages of the competition.
That leaves the best of the rest to play in the Premier League. However, you shouldn’t underestimate this XI.
There are many millions worth of talent at Potter’s disposal and they are more than capable of competing with the best.
So that’s 22 players at Potter’s disposal in two completely separate line-ups.
That’s without even including Lewis Hall, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic, Denis Zakaria, Omari Hutchinson, Andrey Santos, Armando Broja and David Datro Fofana.
Chelsea’s strength in depth is truly impressive, now they just have to hope that translates to form on the pitch.