Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists his side will benefit next season from a summer of meagre spending as he plans to wrest the Premier League title away from Manchester United.
The Blues have added Steve Sidwell, Claudio Pizarro and Tal Ben Haim to their squad this season without spending a penny in transfer fees, in sharp contrast to the last three summers.
Mourinho thinks such small changes will give his side an advantage in the forthcoming campaign, telling the club's official magazine: "People ask Chelsea, 'Last season you won two trophies, why did you not win four?'
"But not many journalists ask Rafael Benitez and Arsene Wenger, 'Why zero?' And not many people ask Manchester United, 'Why only the Premiership?'
"Is it about money? If it is, I hope that next season the media put pressure on the big spenders because the big spenders for sure will not be Chelsea.
"The spenders will be Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham and maybe Arsenal. I don't know, but it won't be Chelsea for sure.
"So maybe at the beginning of next season they will say that Chelsea are not the favourites any more because the club did not spend so much money."