Chelsea were expected to make a great start to the 2013/14 season after the return of their most successful manager, the 'Special One' - Jose Mourinho, who led the blues side to two back-to-back Premier League titles in the year 2005 and 2006.
But the blues have not performed up to their standards and this season perhaps is one of their weakest starts in almost a decade.
New signings like Andre Schurrle, Willia and Samuel Eto'o, who were brought to add extra power to the team, are still finding their feet in Chelsea's style of play.
Romelu Lukaku, supposedly one of the best prospects for Chelsea this season, was loaned to Everton on the final day of the transfer deadline day.
Chelsea have been showing a mixed-bag performance since their very first game in the league. The points after 4 games were the lowest the side picked up since 2003.
Chelsea also faced a Champions League defeat against Basel and this can prove to be costly in other group stage matches. With seven games already played in the league, no strikers have made it to the score sheet which might be a worrying statistic for Mourinho.
Wayne Rooney looks to be at the peak of his game, energetic with good control over the ball, putting free-kicks into the net and showing good defensive movements when needed as well.
Chelsea are in need of someone like Drogba who scored the goals whenever it was necessary and also scored every time Chelsea made it to a final at England's biggest stadium, Wembley.
Torres desperately seems in need of a striking partner.
Rooney's work rate and his tenacity negates the requirement of the team. With a good trio of Hazard, Mata and Oscar behind them, Mourinho's expectations in a striker seems to fit in with a player who loves to make late runs inside the box as a finisher and not just a creator.
Jose Mourinho is the same man who transformed Drogba into a world-class striker, improved Diego Milito to become the top scorer in Serie A in his first season at Inter Milan together with the Champions League winning performance and nurtured the game play of Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid.
Rooney probably looks like the missing element in Jose's current squad. With solid strength and speed, Rooney can hold and bring others into play aswell as being a target man. He is good in air and inch-perfect with free-kicks.
It is not just the vision for goal that Jose sees in Rooney, he has a perfect sight for killer passes that can create a lot of creativity in the midfield. With his fast selection of the correct ball, he can be lethal in the counter-attack.
With Wayne Rooney being targeted, Jose Mourinho now should be able to brandish Roman's cheque-book to lure the upset Manchester United striker to keep hold of his legacy at Chelsea.