The bad news for Chelsea's rivals is that Roman Abramovich does not think everything is OK. His team's Champions League success has not fooled him.
Nor, having got his hands on the one piece of silverware he coveted most, has his desire to buy success waned.
Chelsea were a total shambles last season. Hopeless and miserable under Andre Villas-Boas, then hopeless and cheerful under Roberto Di Matteo.
That they managed to win the Champions League is a sporting mystery great enough to rival Carlton Palmer's 18 England caps or the continued existence of Alan Green.
After the celebrations, Chelsea's top brass would have quickly seen that for all the squad's heroics (ED does not think their European success was undeserved - just ridiculous and faintly embarrassing), in the cold light of day it was seriously lacking - especially after Didier Drogba's departure.
Cue the arrivals of Kevin De Bruyne and Marko Marin, followed up by probably the summer's most significant transfer - Eden Hazard.
Not only did Chelsea land one of the best young players in the world, Hazard picked them ahead of Manchester City and Manchester United. A great talent and playground bragging rights in one fell £35m swoop.
It's fair to assume that would not have happened had Chelsea lost in Munich and had a season of Europa League football to look forward to.
Yesterday saw another wodge of FFP-flouting roubles (£25m in your money) spent on Internacional midfielder Oscar.
Clearly, Early Doors has seen no more than glimpses of the 20-year-old, but those in the know describe him as a thrilling and versatile attacking midfielder.
Brazilian flair players have almost always done badly in England because managers want to impose tactical discipline at the cost of self-expression (see: Anderson) - whether Roberto Di Matteo, or whoever the Chelsea manager is in six months time, allows him freedom in a side also containing Juan Mata and Hazard remains to be seen.
Nonetheless, his addition marks the continuation of an impressive splurge that may not be over yet.
Right-back Cesar Azpilicueta has been heavily linked with a move after the Olympics, and then there's up front.
With Drogba gone, Chelsea need another goalscorer - after all, you don't want to rely on £50m Euro 2012 Golden Boot winner Fernando Torres, do you?
Romelu Lukaku appears set to head out on loan, making room for a big-name addition - Edinson Cavani and Robert Lewandowski are the men most heavily linked.
It is ambitious stuff - a possible £100m outlay from a club that has presumably given up on the long-stated ambition of turning an operating profit (they reported an annual loss of £67.7m in January).
Financial Fair Play rules appear flexible, while there is little appetite from UEFA to ban clubs who flout them. Why not make hay before they get serious?
They might not have had one last term, but this season Chelsea might just have a team that looks like champions of Europe.
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LEAST SURPRISING COP-OUT OF THE DAY: Stuart Pearce will not complain to FIFA over Gareth Bale's absence from the Olympics, with the Welshman preferring instead to make that godforsaken heart sign in pre-season games.
This from the man Sepp at FIFA: "The principle is that if a club does not release a player then this association can come to FIFA and we will then ban this player during the duration of the Olympics."
You'll ban him from... what, exactly?
EUROPEAN NEWS: TNS and Linfield are out of the Champions League. For shame.
FOREIGN VIEW: Kaka's agent has confirmed talks have taken place with AC Milan over the Real Madrid playmaker's proposed return to the San Siro.
"Did we talk about Kaka? Yes, but don't ask me to say any more than that," said agent Gaetano Paolillo after dinner with vice-president Adriano Galliani in Milan on Tuesday.
Paolillo left the club's offices after further talks on Wednesday.
TWEET OF THE DAY: From Eurosport-Yahoo!'s Mark Patterson - @Mark_Eurosport: "Whether you're outraged by the gaffe or outraged by the outrage at the gaffe, the North Korea flag mix-up gives you everything you need."
And if it's moral outrage you want, you could do worse than follow the timeline of Telegraph Chief Sports Writer Paul Hayward - @_PaulHayward.