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.
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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.”