Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that the Blues will enter the transfer market in search of a couple of players to give more strength and depth to the team.

The Stamford Bridge outfit are on the verge of sealing their fourth Premier League crown and they need just three points to confirm their status as champions of England.

Despite cruising to the title, the Portuguese manager has admitted that his team needs more depth, as during certain parts of the season, the west London club have struggled due to injuries.

The manager believes they need more players if they are to compete in the later stages of the Champions League and the Premier League.

The former Real Madrid boss also hinted that he will be mainly looking to strengthen his offensive department, which has seen them struggle the most with main striker Diego Costa and back-up Loic Remy spending a considerable amount of time in the treatment room.

This meant that Chelsea had to contend with just one fit senior striker in 37-year-old Didier Drogba for the better part of the season. Mourinho is concerned that the club would not have been able to cope had they been playing in more than one competition.

"We need a couple of players to give more strength and depth to the squad," Mourinho is quoted as saying by ESPNFC.

"We want to keep the same number of players and have a more uniform group in terms of not quality but experience, to give us that little bit of extra in case we progress in the Champions League," the Portuguese manager explained.

"The group of the strikers did very well for us, but I just imagine that it is something we can do in a different way."

"I just imagine this last period of the season only with one striker. Imagine in this moment if we have only had Didier to play Champions League, Premier League, Champions League, Premier League. It would be a difficult situation."

"We were unlucky to have two strikers injured at the same time. When you have three, one can be injured or suspended, but when you have two out it can be difficult," Mourinho concluded.