The signing of the season?
Ben Chilwell undoubtedly for me. Our long sought for a good left-back ends this window. Ben will surely bring improvement to the left side of our team. We saw a fragment of the fine diamond piece he is, against Crystal Palace. He single-handedly bossed the match, opened the scoring against the stubborn defensive block and later assisted the seal with a perfect whipped cross.
Furthermore, signing a Premier League proven young English player for around £50m is a bargain. The transfer market is spoilt and wild, we all know how much a good English player can cost. Harry Maguire went to Manchester for £80m. Let alone a bright prospect.
Additionally, unlike other key signings we made this summer, whom their compatibility with the team gets questioned – Chilwell doesn’t have that conundrum. For instance, it’s still a debate where Timo Werner position should be, Kai Havertz also won’t get the Number 10 position every match and he struggles elsewhere in the system.
Ziyech’s creativity won’t be needed every match against a direct team – his pace is worrying to meet every Premier League match demands. In short, of them all, Ben Chilwell is the perfect player who suits everything, suits every system. He’s a player for this manager and the next manager. He’s a Chelsea FC project and a good one. Surely my signing of the window.
Transfer Window Rating
I’ll give the window a 10/10 rating. Let’s start from January where we were anxious to see someone get unveiled holding the Chelsea shirt. The squad wasn’t in great status, our transfer ban had just been lifted – surely we must sign someone. The window ended in disappointment and the club explained why they decided not to panic buy.
Afterwards, the owner promised the fans two marquee signings, Ziyech was the first – we didn’t know the second but we were waiting, for ONE marquee signing. We got FOUR more Marquee signings. What happened between July and September was totally unexpected. They over-delivered.
How Arsenal handled the Aouar deal, and how Manchester United approached several deals they failed to win, makes you appreciate our negotiation officers more. Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech were the keys to unlocking several tough deals. Excellent negotiation tactics.
Overall the club showed great ambition, one that’s been missing for some time. An unexpected brilliant window, 10/10.
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