The winter window is surely no time to shape a club. But the added depth can power or save the final four months of a season whether the end goal be to avoid relegation or get into the Champions League.
The charm of Leicester City is in their small, tight knit squad. But like a small business rapidly expanding to meet demand, there are concerns of how that character would scale across multiple competitions. After their win over Copenhagen, Ranieri emphasized the Champions League over domestic play.