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Chelsea signed 10 players, sold 12, and sent 33 on loan (so far)

Chelsea summer transfer window review

The transfer window has SLAMMED shut. Now we survey the wreckage.

Posted by We Ain't Got No History on Friday, September 1, 2017

Over three months of near constant transfer rumor mongering is now over and we get to take a brief break. (Here is the full record of all that in our transfer rumor tracker.) Probably at least 48 hours shall pass before the first transfer rumor for January drops — although we already heard of Chelsea wanting to make another pass at Ross “cold feet” Barkley in January, so there may not be any respite from the never-ending deluge of clickbait.

Chelsea came into the summer with the primary goal of improving squad depth. We mostly failed at that goal despite spending the second-most money of any Premier League team (almost £200m) though we also sold over £100m worth of players, and that’s not yet including Diego Costa who’s bound to fetch a pretty penny against all odds.

But despite that failure, Chelsea did sign several quality players while getting younger and possibly better man-for-man. There’s a glaring lack of depth behind Marcos Alonso at the moment (Kenedy is left wing-back only in name and Baba Rahman won’t be contributing anytime soon — any other option is a hope-for-the-best sort of scenario), but the team looks strong in midfield, in central defense, and in attack, with multiple options and tactical setups available to Conte.


PLAYERS IN:

  1. Billy Gilmour, 16, £500k (+bonuses) from Rangers
  2. Daishawn Redan, 16, free (?) from Ajax
  3. Ethan Ampadu, 16, £2m (?) from Exeter City
  4. Willy Caballero, 35, free
  5. Antonio Rüdiger, 24, €35+4m from AS Roma
  6. Tiemoué Bakayoko, 22, €42+3m from AS Monaco
  7. Álvaro Morata, 24, £58+12m from Real Madrid
  8. Kylian Hazard, 23, £135k (?) from Újpest
  9. Davide Zappacosta, 25, €28+2m from Torino FC
  10. Danny Drinkwater, 27, £35m from Leicester City

PLAYERS OUT (so far — a few windows, including the Spanish one, are open until Friday midnight):

  1. Nemanja Matić, 29, £35+5m to Manchester United
  2. Mukhtar Ali, 20, free? to Vitesse
  3. Nathaniel Chalobah, 22, £5-6m (+buyback?) to Watford
  4. Nathan Aké, 22, £20m to AFC Bournemouth
  5. Bertrand Traoré, 21, €10m (+bonuses/buyback?) to Lyon
  6. Alex Kiwomya, 21, free to Doncaster Rovers
  7. Dominic Solanke, 19, tribunal to decide fee (£3-10m?) to Liverpool
  8. Asmir Begović, 29, £10m to AFC Bournemouth
  9. Christian Atsu, 25, £6.2m to Newcastle United
  10. Juan Cuadrado, 29, €20m buy-option (+€5m loan fee) to Juventus
  11. John Terry, 36, released
  12. Alex Davey, 22, released

2017-18 Loan Army (so far)

  1. Fikayo Tomori, 19, loan to Hull City
  2. Nathan, 21, loan to Amiens SC
  3. Charlie Wakefield, 19, loan to Stevenage
  4. Cristián Cuevas, 22, loan to FC Twente
  5. Jordan Houghton, 21, loan to Doncaster Rovers
  6. Jeremie Boga, 20, loan to Birmingham City
  7. Kenneth Omeruo, 23, loan to Kasımpaşa
  8. Lewis Baker, 22, loan to Middlesbrough
  9. Mario Pašalić, 22, loan to Spartak Moscow
  10. Victorien Angban, 20, loan to Waasland-Beveren
  11. Matt Miazga, 22, loan to Vitesse
  12. Jared Thompson, 18, loan to Chippenham Town
  13. Jamal Blackman, 23, loan to Sheffield United
  14. Michael Hector, 25, loan to Hull City
  15. Tomáš Kalas, 24, loan to Fulham
  16. Izzy Brown, 20, loan to Brighton & Hove Albion
  17. Mason Mount, 18, loan to Vitesse
  18. Kurt Zouma, 22, loan to Stoke City
  19. Jay Dasilva, 19, loan to Charlton Athletic
  20. Ike Ugbo, 18, loan to Barnsley
  21. Marco van Ginkel, 24, loan to PSV
  22. Lucas Piazon, 23, loan to Fulham
  23. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 21, loan to Crystal Palace
  24. Ola Aina, 20, loan to Hull City
  25. Brad Collins, 20, loan to Forest Green Rovers
  26. Charlie Colkett, 20, loan to Vitesse
  27. Josimar Quintero, 20, loan to FC Rostov
  28. Todd Kane, 23, loan to FC Groningen
  29. Kasey Palmer, 20, loan to Huddersfield Town
  30. Tammy Abraham, 19, loan to Swansea City
  31. Fankaty Dabo, 21, loan to Vitesse
  32. Nathan Baxter, 18, loan to Woking FC
  33. Danilo Pantić, 20, loan to Partizan Belgrade

Poll

What grade would you give Chelsea's 2017 summer transfer window?

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  • 0%
    A+
    (59 votes)
  • 3%
    A
    (215 votes)
  • 7%
    A-
    (467 votes)
  • 16%
    B+
    (991 votes)
  • 20%
    B
    (1235 votes)
  • 14%
    B-
    (889 votes)
  • 7%
    C+
    (464 votes)
  • 20%
    C
    (1229 votes)
  • 3%
    C-
    (231 votes)
  • 2%
    D
    (122 votes)
  • 1%
    F
    (117 votes)
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