REECE JAMES admits it's a "crazy" time at Chelsea as he returned from injury to find seven newcomers after a £280million January spree.
The right-back made his comeback after six weeks out in Friday's 0-0 home Premier League draw against Fulham.
Ironically James is one of the few Blues whose first-choice position seems safe following Graham Potter's huge shakeup.
Potter spent £31million on wide defender Malo Gusto but immediately loaned the 19-year-old back to Lyon.
James, 23,told Football Daily: "It's a great feeling to be back. I've been out a long time.
"It's been crazy. We've had a lot of signings.
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"We haven't been performing to our usual standards, so it's been difficult. We've got a big few weeks ahead."
Enzo Fernandez's £107m deadline arrival from Benfica set a British transfer record.
And the Argentina midfielder made his debut against the Cottagers alongside new £88m winger Mykhailo Mudryk.
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But the ex-Shakhtar Donetsk hero, who was also wanted by Arsenal, was replaced midway through his full debut by another January buy, Noni Madueke.
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Potter, however, said Mudryk had been hit by a "heavy cold".
He told beIN Sports: "He’s suffered a little bit with that this week. So he was just feeling a little heavy-legged at half-time."
James, though, can look forward to an extended run in side – if he stays fit.
Ninth-placed Chelsea have lost just one of the eight Prem games he's started this term.
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