Chelsea's forwards will have to create more scoring chances if they are to have a chance of winning the league.
That's the conclusion Luis Felipe Scolari has reached after just 270 minutes of competitive football in this country.
And, with the Blues losing out to overnight millionaires Manchester City in the bid to sign Brazilian goal-scoring ace Robinho, it will be down to existing stars such as Nicolas Anelka and Joe Cole to do all the work.
Scolari's week has gone from bad to worse, with the disappointment of losing his 100 per cent record at home to Spurs followed by the Robinho saga, which may cast doubts over his new club's real ambitions.
The boss said: "I have learned that sometimes we need more chances.
"In England, if you have only two or three shots on goal in a game, you never win. We need to train more and have more penetration."
But with Anelka still failing to please many fans at Stamford Bridge, and Cole experiencing a severely stuttering start to the season, Chelsea have few other options.
Didier Drogba should be back to fitness for Chelsea's next start, which ironically is against Manchester City, Robinho, and that other perennial underachiever of the Abramovich years, Shaun Wright-Phillips.
With City's new bankrollers desperate for a one of England's four Champions League slots next season, the game on September 13, following the international break, is one that even at this early stage of the season Chelsea simply cannot consider losing.