(Video): Why Chelsea’s “vastly overpriced” summer signings were such a disaster

Chelsea’s bright start to life under Graham Potter came crashing down with a dreadful run of results to finish the first part of the season.

On ESPN, they tried to break down what had gone wrong, and they identified a dodgy summer window as a major part of it.

Gab Marcotti was asked to explain how the new owners had got things to wrong with their transfers, and he did a good job of breaking down the difficulties that the club faced. He pointed out that not all were bad, but some were at least “vastly overpriced.”

You can see their discussion in the clip embedded here, with Gab making his point after 3 minutes:

One thought on “(Video): Why Chelsea’s “vastly overpriced” summer signings were such a disaster

  1. The red tape of the British government’s sale-approval process (which seemed to take for-ev-er) did far more to hurt Chelsea than any decisions of the new owners. With a 4 defenders (Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso, and, to a somewhat lesser extent, Azpi) already one-foot out the door before the summer even started, we were always going to see clubs try to gouge us on replacements. And that was just the defense!

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