Chelsea has spent enormous amounts to sign players in the last couple of years. But they have balanced the money by selling players. We can see that the recent big-money transfers at Stamford Bridge are suffering to find form and return the amount spent on them by winning titles.
Let’s have a look at the recent transfers that are still finding it difficult to adapt with the team:
After dominating Italian football with Inter Milan with 64 goals in 95 games throughout two seasons and helping the club win their first Serie A title in 10 years, Lukaku returned to English football as one of the best strikers in world football.
On 12 August 2021, Lukaku returned to his former club Chelsea, a decade after originally joining the club, for a reported club-record fee of 97.5 million pounds. In making the move, Lukaku became the most expensive player of all time with cumulative transfer fees of almost 285 million pounds, surpassing Neymar. Lukaku admitted in an interview that he did request Inter Milan to reach an agreement with Chelsea stating, “I didn’t want to go behind Inter’s back. They got me out of the shit. I was in a deep hole at Manchester United. After training I went to Inzaghi’s office. I didn’t want to ruin the atmosphere because I was no longer with my head in Milan. So I asked him: Please find an agreement.”
After scoring a goal in his debut, his form slowly dipped. Along with that, his controversial statement about Chelsea and going back to Italy made things worse.
He is currently trying to regain his form, and hopefully, he can go back to his best soon.
The German was signed in the summer of 2020 after an excellent goalscoring season with RB Leipzig, in which he smashed in 34 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions.
But he scored less than half of that on his debut season with the Blues.
In goal scoring, he had nightmares with Chelsea when he missed clear open chances.
With Lukaku’s arrival and Tuchel’s other preferences, there are chances that he might leave Chelsea at the end of this season.
In 2020, Kai Havertz was Chelsea’s most expensive signing. Apart from scoring the winning goal in the UEFA Champions League final, the German has not yet touched the fine form that he had with Bayer Leverkusen.
The Spanish goalkeeper was signed as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois. He is the most expensive goalkeeper in the world right now. But he is nowhere near the form that he used to have. After Mendy’s arrival, he was dropped and is now the second goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge.