Chelsea’s Arrivals And Departures Since 2022

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This article will tell you about Chelsea’s signings and sellouts since summer 2022

Chelsea’s latest addition, Romeo Lavia from Southampton for £53 million, brings their total spending under owner Todd Boehly to more than £850 million.

Their all-new midfield three of Lavia, Moises Caicedo, and Enzo Fernandez cost more than £260 million and follows the new owners’ tendency of excessive spending on young players over long contracts.

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According to Transfermarkt, Chelsea has spent almost £430 million more than Manchester United since the Boehly-led takeover in the summer 2022. By the end of the transfer window on September 1st, that sum might increase to £900m or higher.

Many Blues and opponents fans are wondering how the club can continue to sign new players without violating Financial Fair Play guidelines. BBC Sport has investigated the money spent and the rules in place to determine what is going on.

Chelsea have spent more than £323 million on eight players this transfer window, more than any other team in Europe, and have set the Guinness record for the largest summer spend by any club, surpassing Real Madrid’s £292 million in 2019.

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This total exceeds the £260 million spent last summer and the £288 million spent in January 2023.

They have spent around £175 million on Brighton players alone, which does not include the rumored £21 million compensation paid to the Seagulls for manager Graham Potter and his coaching team in September 2022, or the expense of firing him seven months later.

Also Read: Why Isn’t Chelsea Facing Any Financial Crisis?

The cost of new players has been somewhat offset by sales revenue, which totaled over £280 million over the last three transfer windows.

A substantial number of older players earning high pay, like as Kalidou Koulibaly, Mateo Kovacic, and Cesar Azpilicueta, have left the squad, while the Blues’ new signings have an average age of just over 21.

Chelsea’s INs & OUTs

Summer 2022

INs: Marc Cucurella (Brighton, £60m), Raheem Sterling (Man City, £50m) Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, £33m), Carney Chukwuemeka (Aston Villa, £20m), Cesare Casadei (Inter Milan, £12m), Wesley Fofana (Leicester, £70m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Barcelona, £10.3m), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire, £8m), Denis Zakaria (Juventus, loan).

OUTs: Timo Werner (RB Leipzig, 25m), Emerson Palmieri (West Ham, £13m), Billy Gilmour (Brighton, £7.5m), Michy Batshuayi (Fenerbahce, £2.5m), Kenedy (Real Valladolid, undisclosed), Andreas Christensen (Barcelona, free), Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid, free) Marcos Alonso (Barcelona, free).

Total ‘net’ spend: £215.3m

Winter 2023

Incomings: Enzo Fernandez (Benfica, £107m), Benoit Badiashile (Monaco, £35m) Andrey Santos (Vasco da Gama, £10m), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid, £9.7m loan fee), Mykhailo Mudryk (Shakhtar Donetsk, £89m), Noni Madueke (PSV Eindhoven, £30.7m), Malo Gusto (Lyon, £30.7m).

OUTs: Jorginho (Arsenal, £12m)

Total ‘net’ spend: £301.1m

Summer 2023 (up to 15 August)

INs: Moises Caicedo (Brighton, £100m), Romeo Lavia (Southampton, £53m), Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig, £52m), Axel Disasi (Monaco, £35.8m), Nicolas Jackson (Villarreal, £32m), Robert Sanchez (Brighton, £25m), Lesley Ugochukwu (Rennes, £23.2m), Angelo (Santos, £13m).

OUTs: Kai Havertz (Arsenal, £65m), Mason Mount (Man Utd, £55m), Mateo Kovacic (Man City, £25m), Christian Pulisic (AC Milan, £20m), Kalidou Koulibaly (Al-Hilal, £19.8m), Edouard Mendy (Al-Ahli, £15.9m), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan, £15m), Ethan Ampadu (Leeds, £7m), N’Golo Kante (Al-Ittihad, free), Cesar Azpilicueta (Atletico Madrid, free), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Marseille, free), Abdul Rahman (PAOK Salonika, free).

Total ‘net’ spend: £101.3m

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.
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