Chelsea boss Graham Potter admits Chelsea cannot keep buying new players after the Blues announced the signing of Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk.
Mudryk signed a staggering eight-and-a-half year contract and was unveiled on the Stamford Bridge pitch at half-time during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace after passing a medical in the morning.
Chelsea have already signed Benoit Badiashile, Joao Felix, David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos this month.
Potter said: “We’ve got to be, not necessarily careful, but you’ve got to understand we’ve got ten or eleven players unavailable [through injury and suspension] and you can’t just sign players to replace those because then you’d have a squad of 30 and that is a problem.
“So you have to do the right thing and look at what the right solutions are.”
Potter added: “There’s a period of transition and you have to stabilise things and work to support as best you can.
“If you’re in a position where in a small period too many people are making recruitment decisions, it’s not a recipe for short- or long-term success. So we have to stabilise things, make good decisions, and align our resources.”