Manchester United to make a second bid for Baines, Barcelona want to sign David Luiz, while Christian Benteke has handed in a transfer request.
Barcelona might be on the lookout for a defender next summer with Hummels, Luiz and Lovren the possible choices.
It seems like West London's Blues are making contingency plans to develop successors, and plans, to deal with Lampard's eventual exit in the not so distant future.
Can Chelsea overcome Everton after almost two years of coming up short against the Toffees? And will the result make any difference to Carlo Ancelotti?
On Saturday, Chelsea will entertain London rivals Tottenham Hotspur with nothing less than a victory on their mind. TheHardTackle previews the London Derby.
Chelsea will look to extend their fortuitous run of form, when they host ex-manager Avram Grant’s current charges at Stamford Bridge. Carlo Ancelotti and his men have enjoyed the unlikeliest of resurrections in recent weeks after being bundled out of the Champions League by perennial Premier League favorites Manchester United.
West Brom host Chelsea at the Hawthorns. Will Chelsea prevail for the 1oth time on trot? Or will it be yet another resolute backlash from the Baggies?
The third and fourth placed teams with the meanest defence in the league faced each other in an epic battle of Italian Managers. Chelsea, who had failed to beat Manchester City in their last three encounters, played some scintillating 'Brazilian' football to get the better of a 'defensive-minded' City side at the Bridge. THT brings you more on the best of the matches over the weekend.
In the absence of DJ Campbell and Charlie Adam, Blackpool will find it difficult to play as they did against Tottenham or even Man United. Nevertheless, the Blues will take their opponents seriously and will try to consolidate their position in the top-four. TheHardTackle presents a comprehensive preview of the match, which will see Chelsea's 4-4-2 take on 4-3-3 of Blackpool.
Chelsea will make the short trip on Valentine's Day to face their West London neighbours Fulham, at Craven Cottage. Ironically, Chelsea played Fulham right after losing to Liverpool in November, and carved out a 1-0 win over their local rivals. Ancelotti would hope to experience a déjà vu of sorts.