Many Chelsea fans and pundits didn’t quite agree with all of the transfer moves that the club made in the summer despite having a pretty good window.
They spent a lot on bringing in new players, but they also gutted out and sold some of the players who let’s face it, simply had to leave.
They made changes in pretty much every key area of the pitch, one of which being in the sticks.
Kepa Arrizabalaga joined Real Madrid, albeit only on a season long loan deal. And Chelsea then signed two goalkeepers to replace him, and the earlier departed Edouard Mendy.
Robert Sanchez arrived from Brighton, and Djordje Petrovic wasn’t far behind him coming in from the MLS in USA.
Petrovic has yet to feature for Chelsea and it is Sanchez who is the main number one stopper. But former Chelsea defender Scott Minto thinks it was a mistake that Chelsea didn’t sign a proper ready-made number one this summer.
Scott Minto: “Robert Sanchez is a good goalkeeper but he was third-choice at Brighton and Chelsea didn’t buy a ready-made, world-class No.1, which was a mistake.”
— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) November 14, 2023