What industry insiders truly think about Chelsea’s transfer business this summer

We all know the script now and the story that Chelsea are currently living out. They have spent close to £1billion on new players in the last three transfer windows since the new owners arrived at the club.

But right now, they are off the back of a disastrous season last season finishing 12th in the league. And this season so far after six games has started in exactly the same way and The Blues are down in 14th place in the league.

It’s only six games in of course and things can get better, and they have to get better.

A lot has been said about their spending and their transfer business by the media, mainly criticism. But what do industry insiders truly think about Chelsea’s spending this summer?

Well, most of them think Chelsea have done some shrewd business, according to journalist Ben Jacobs writing in his exclusive and extensive Chelsea FC column for SPTC today.

He says: “There are also positives. The talent signed haven’t lost their potential overnight. And most in the industry believe Chelsea have bought shrewdly. Moises Caicedo should get going soon. James is on his way back from injury. Nkunku will be back for the second half of the season… and there’s always January.”

One thought on “What industry insiders truly think about Chelsea’s transfer business this summer

  1. I’ve said it before I hear… A true “rebuild” (one that cleans out veterans and replaces with promising young players) almost always results in losing matches in the short run. It’s very, very important that everyone remain focused on the long term.

    In previous years we often spent handsomely on mid- to late-age players that were expected to contribute immediately—take Morata, Werner or Lukaku (the second time around), for example. They had established themselves as bona fide scorers in other leagues and supporters rightfully expected that they did the ground running with us. But this is a different situation. When you have a group of guys in their teens and early, early twenties you have to adjust your expectations or you (a) set yourself up for major disappointment, and (b) place entirely unreasonable demands on players that will need at least a season to grow into a unit that can win week in and week out.

Comments are closed.