Chelsea have spent a whooping £380million on new signings since the beginning of the 2022/23 football season.
New owner Todd Boehly, who assumed the role of transfer policy chief after assuming the reins, has splashed the cash to restructure the team.
Todd Boehly has signed a lot of new players as he attempts to wash off all legacies of Roman Abramovich while paving the way for a new beginning.
Other staff and officials, who worked in the Roman Abramovich era have resigned. Former Chelsea legendary goalkeeper Petr Cesc was among those who resigned, including former technical director Marina Granovskaia.
Todd Boehly later axed former manager Thomas Tuchel, who was appointed manager under the mangled reign of Abramovich.
Since his arrival as the new owner of the club, Todd Boehly has surprisingly gone as far as taking an active part in the club’s player recruitment and new signings.
He raided the transfer market and signed and hijacked players from rivals with a focus on young and promising talents.
In the 2022/23 football, Chelsea is among the biggest spenders in the Premier League, bringing a slew of new talents numbering up to thirteen.
The club, under Todd Boehly’s leadership, has splashed a whopping sum of £380 million on new players, including the appointment of a new manager.
The list of Chelsea 2022/23 signings
Trying to match the feat of rivals such as Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham, who all signed new players in the summer to bolster their squad, Chelsea splashed over £30 million on Napoli center-half Kalidou Koulibaly.
Again, the Blues snapped up Raheem Sterling from Manchester City for just under £50 million to add more momentum to the team’s attack.
They also signed Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fire for £8miion, including Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa, Cesare Casadei from Inter Milan, Marc Cucurella from Brighton, Wesley Fofana from Leicester City, Pierre-Emerick Aubamenyang from Barcelona, Denis Zakaria, Benoit Badiashile, Andrey Santos, David Datro Fofana, Christopher Nkunku, and Joao Felix.
Cost of Chelsea’s new signings
Raheem Sterling – Manchester City – £47.5 million
Kalidou Koulibaly – £34 million
Gabriel Slonina – £8 million
Carney Chukwuemeka – £20 million
Cesare Casadei – £12.5 million
Marc Cucurella – £60 million
Wesley Fofana – £69.5 million
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – £10 million
Denis Zakaria – Loan
Benoit Badiashile – £34million
Andrew Santos – £11m
David Datro Fofana -£11m
Joao Felix – £10m
Christopher Nkunku – £63m
Chelsea struggles despite heavy spending
Despite the ludicrous amount splashed on new players by the club, Chelsea is still struggling in the 2022/23 football season.
They have crashed out of the EFL Cup and FA Cup and are currently 10th on the Premier League table with 25 points from 17 matches.
Their last two games against Manchester City ended in back-to-back defeats, compounding the woes of the club and elongating Graham Potters’ winless run.
However, their abysmal display so far can also be attributed to the number of first-team players that have been sidelined by injury.
Todd Boehy’s record transfer spending on Chelsea is yet to reflect on the pitch. It appears the club is set for a fairy tale 2022/23 football season despite the £386m record spending.