After two windows of buying no players, coupled with the loss of talisman Eden Hazard last summer, Chelsea were always expected to do a madness in this transfer window and they haven’t disappointed so far. The board is seriously backing Frank Lampard, doing timely business and getting the best deals possible for every player. So let’s take a look at some of
the incomings of this window.
The Moroccan international agreed to join the Blues in February, with an agreement made for him to arrive in the summer. Ziyech plays as a right winger or an attacking midfielder. Quick and neat on the ball, Ziyech is a superb dribbler and has a repertoire of some genuinely amazing goals. He possesses a killer cross as well. Fans have been craving the arrival of a left-footed right winger ever since Arjen Robben departed the club and our prayers seem to have been answered with Ziyech’s arrival. Prior to this move, Ziyech was lighting up the Eredivisie, winning Dutch Footballer of the Year in 2018. He has also shown his class in Europe with some dazzling displays in Ajax’s great run to the Champions League semifinal in the 18/19 campaign. Chelsea secured the Moroccan for a reported €40 million, beating off competition from the likes of Arsenal and Valencia. We’re sure that the fee is going to look like a bargain in no time when Hakim begins to show his class in the Premier League.
Timo Werner has long been tipped for greatness. The German forward has had an incredible few years with RB Leipzig, becoming their top scorer of all time with 95 strikes. The speedster agreed to join Chelsea after a heated transfer saga with Liverpool, who were apparently very close to his signature. But it was the Blues who acted up first and paid his release clause of €53m. The striker is insanely fast, having been clocked at 11.11 seconds over 100 metres. That coupled with incredible finishing, he is the completed package. Considering the club has been in need of a striker since Diego Costa departed, the acquisition of Werner is a shrewd one and one that will surely be very fruitful in the near future.
The Leicester City left-back has always been Lampard’s first choice for that position. He also comes with the highest recommendation of Ashley Cole. He is a defensively solid left-back, who will blend in very well with the young English contingent at Chelsea, with the club managing to secure his signature for £45m.
Thiago Silva has been one of the best defenders of the previous decade. He has captained PSG to arguably the best period in the club’s history and recently put in a solid performance in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich. At 35 years of age, this will be a short term signing but one that could prove to be a masterstroke from Lampard. Silva will provide much needed experience and leadership in a relatively young backline, which will undoubtedly elevate our chances of winning any major silverware next season.
Other Rumoured Incomings:
This isn’t a rumour anymore. This could very well have been wrapped up by the time you’re reading this, but yeah, German sensation Kai Havertz is on the verge of becoming Chelsea’s most expensive signing of all time. Cannot say anything that hasn’t already been said about the supremely talented youngster other than the fact that he is a player that can do virtually everything on a football pitch. His footballing IQ is unmatched for someone of his age. Just cannot wait for him to be home.
Overall, it has been a near perfect window so far, definitely the club’s best in a long, long time. Expecting a lot of outgoings in the coming weeks with the likes Emerson and Barkley pretty much set to leave, along with the addition of a goalkeeper. I’d rate this window a solid 9/10, with potential to become a 10 with the arrival of a world class goalkeeper.