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Here Are All The 9 Players Chelsea Signed This Summer



Chelsea fans should be more than satisfied with their club’s transfer business this summer after a slow start to the summer transfer window, as the window for 2022 was officially closed by 11 p.m. on Thursday.

The new Chelsea owner spent nearly €300 million in his first transfer window in charge to support Thomas Tuchel’s squad revamping efforts by signing players for both the present and the future. As a result, nine new players joined the club during the transfer window.

We shall discuss the nine new players that Chelsea acquired during the summer transfer window in this post.

1. Raheem Sterling – £47.5 million

Raheem Sterling, an English winger who expressed a desire to leave Manchester City this summer in order to play more frequently, became Chelsea’s first acquisition during the transfer window.

The 27-year-old is having a fantastic start to the season with three goals already to his name in his first five appearances, despite the Chelsea’s shaky performances.

2. Kalidou Koulibaly – £32 million

It is essential that Chelsea recruits elite defensive reinforcement to take Antonio Rudiger’s and Andreas Christensen’s places after their contracts with the club expired this summer.

Kalidou Koulibaly was rated as one of the greatest defenders in the Italian Serie A for many seasons, and Chelsea paid Napoli £32 million to get him.

3. Gabriel Slonina – £12 million

This summer, Chelsea acquired American goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fire for a £12 million transfer price.

The 18-year-old, who signed a six-year contract with Chelsea, is seen as a player of the future. He will play for Chicago Fire for the remainder of the American Football League season before joining the Chelsea team at the beginning of 2023.

4. Carney Chukwuemeka – £15 million

Chelsea signed 18 years highly rated Carney Chukwuemeka on a six years contract from Aston Villa this summer, he is expected to be a part of the Chelsea first team this season, but could be slowly integrated into the squad.

5. Marc Cucurella – £55 million

Cucurella is another Chelsea signing this summer that has been impressive so far this season, he joined in a deal worth £55 million from Brighton, and he already has two premier league assists to his name in five appearances.

6. Cesare Casadei – £12.5 million

Cesare Casadei is another highly rated young star who was brought in by Chelsea this summer from Inter Milan, he signed a six year contract with them.

7. Wesley Fofana – £70 million

Wesley Fofana became the Chelsea most expensive signing this summer, after completing his move from Leicester City, for a reported transfer fee close to £70 million, signing a seven years contract with the club.

8. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 

Chelsea needed to sign a striker this summer to fill the vacuum left in the team’s striking department after the departures of Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku.

With the completion of his deadline-day transfer to Chelsea, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang officially become Chelsea’s eighth summer addition.

9. Denis Zakaria – Loan

With Conor Gallagher suspended and injuries to Ngolo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Mateo Kovacic who has only recently returned, Chelsea is currently down to just Jorginho as their lone experienced and healthy midfielder.

On the deadline day, Chelsea needed to add another midfielder before the window closed. They had a few options, but in the end, they signed Juventus’ Denis Zakaria on a season-long loan with the option to buy in the following summer.

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Confirmed Chelsea line up vs Newcastle: Lesley Ugochukwu replaces Moises Caicedo as Palmer start with Gallagher in Midfield #NEWCHE




Mauricio Pochettino makes two changes to his Chelsea team for today’s game at Newcastle.

Benoit Badiashile comes in for his compatriot Axel Disasi in the heart of defence, while Lesley Ugochukwu replaces Moises Caicedo.

Otherwise, it is the same starting XI that began the 4-4 draw against Manchester City prior to the international break

That means Reece James, Thiago Silva and Marc Cucurella join Badiashile at the back, ahead of Robert Sanchez. Enzo Fernandezand Conor Gallagher continue in midfield, with Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer supplying the width in attack, either side of Nicolas Jackson.

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Caicedo and Levi Colwill, who was injured during the recent break, are among those named on the bench.

Alexander Isak returns for Newcastle after injury, but there is no Sean Longstaff.

Chelsea: Sanchez; James (c), Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella, Enzo, Ugochukwu, Gallagher, Palmer, Jackson, Sterling

Subs: Petrovic, Colwill, Disasi, Maatsen, Caicedo, Matos, Madueke, Mudryk, Broja

Newcastle: Pope, Livramento, Lascelles (c), Schar, Trippier, Guimaraes, Miley, Almiron, Joelinton, Isak, Gordon

Subs: Dubravka, Gillespie, Karius, Dummett, Ritchie, Diallo, Murphy, Ndiweni, Parkinson

Referee Simon Hooper

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How Palmer and Reece James Have Complemented Each Other in Chelsea’s Lineup This Season




Reece James just returned to action for Chelsea this season after recovering from an injury that kept him on the sidelines for weeks but the synergy between the Chelsea Skipper and Cole Palmer has emerged as a pivotal factor in Chelsea’s recent impressive performance.

Their relationship on the pitch showcases a dynamic partnership that has been significantly impacting the team’s overall performance.

One key element of this collaboration is the strategic placement of Cole Palmer in the middle, operating behind the striker.

This positioning capitalizes on Palmer’s unique skill set, acknowledging that he may not possess the blistering pace or sheer physicality to excel in isolated one-on-one situations with defenders.

Instead, Palmer’s strength lies in his ability to receive the ball on the half-turn, exhibiting clever passes that ignite the team’s attacking prowess.

Palmer’s fluid style, characterized by his adept use of pockets and floating movements, creates a symbiotic relationship with Reece James.

James, a versatile right-back, benefits from Palmer’s strategic play by having the freedom to occupy the wing.

This tactical understanding not only maximizes Palmer’s strengths but also amplifies James’s impact on the game.

What becomes evident in this partnership is Palmer essentially playing as a number 10, operating in a role that aligns with his capabilities and enhances the team’s attacking dynamics.

By strategically placing Palmer in a central position, Chelsea leverages his playmaking abilities, allowing him to orchestrate the flow of the game and provide crucial link-up play between the midfield and the strikers.

The tactical harmony between Palmer and James is not just about individual brilliance but also about how their styles complement each other seamlessly.

Palmer’s intelligent movements and distribution empower James to venture forward with confidence, creating a fluid and dynamic attacking unit for Chelsea

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Chelsea eye double £156m transfer swoop as Todd Boehly faces Saudi Arabia questioning




Catch all the biggest Chelsea headlines, including updates on Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Todd Boehly’s questionable transfers and Benoit Badiashile

Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
Chelsea are interested in Napoli duo Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Here is your morning Chelsea digest on Friday, November 24.

Kvaratskhelia interest
Chelsea have reportedly joined the race to sign Napoli superstar Khvicha Kvaratskhelia amid ongoing uncertainty over his long-term future with the Italian champions.

According to ESPN, Chelsea have joined the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Newcastle United in holding an interest in Kvaratskhelia. Sources have told the outlet that Napoli value their star player in excess of €100million (£87million) and are hoping to fend off interest with a new and improved contract.

However, as the November international break has proven, Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations aren’t to be messed with and the Blues must get their finances in order to avoid any additional punishment. Todd Boehly has spent over £1billion on new signings since completing his takeover in 2022 and currently has a net spend of over £692million.

Kvaratskhelia isn’t the only Napoli player on Chelsea’s radar, with Victor Osimhen also on Pochettino’s list. However, the pair are worth a combined €180m (£156m) by CIES Football Observatory.

Saudi Arabia transfers questioned
Former Premier League defender Gary Neville has questioned Chelsea’s transfer dealings with Saudi Arabian clubs last summer amid the ongoing threat of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

Ahead of the 2023/24 season, three players left Stamford Bridge to join the Saudi Pro League. N’Golo Kante’s seven-year stay in west London came to an end with a move to Al-Ittihad while Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy joined Al-Hilal and Al-Ahli respectively.

Speaking on the Stick to Football podcast, brought to you by Sky Bet, he said: “I have no problem with Saudi Arabia setting up their league and spending as much money as they wish, but I did call for some sort of investigation into the deals Chelsea were doing when they were dumping players onto Saudi Arabian teams at the start of the season.

“It felt as though, to me, it needed a little bit of a look at – you can smell that something is not right.”

Badiashile going nowhere
Chelsea supporters have nothing to worry about in regards to Benoit Badiashile amid reported interest from AC Milan and AS Roma, understands.

According to Calciomercato, the two Italian clubs are keen on signing the central defender ahead of the January transfer window. Milan are without Pierre Kalulu and Marco Pellegrino due to injuries and are doing their best to replace them in the winter.

The report says that the Italian duo want to sign Badiashile on loan, but the defender will be staying at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future, understands. Badiashile’s focus is on Chelsea and getting back into the first-team and he has no intention to move elsewhere at this moment in time.

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