The summer of 2020 is one that Chelsea’s supporters are not likely to ever forget.
After being starved of new signings last summer, Chelsea’s supporters have had difficulty keeping up with all their new arrivals so far this time around.
With more than a month of the summer transfer window still to go, Chelsea are quickly assembling one of the most fierce looking squads that the Premier League has to shout about.
After wrapping up a deal for Ajax star Hakim Ziyech, who made his Blues debut in a 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion in a friendly at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, the Blues splashed the cash once again in June, landing long-term target Timo Werner from RB Leipzig in a deal worth more than £50million.
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This week, though, has been Chelsea’s busiest so far in terms of new arrivals, signing no less than three new players to bolster head coach Frank Lampard’s defensive options ahead of the start of the new season.
First, long-term target Ben Chilwell sealed a move from Leicester City for £50million before the Blues secured the signing of former Nice centre-back Malang Sarr on a free-transfer.
The Blues, who will travel to Brighton once again in just over a fortnight’s time to kick-off their 2020/21 Premier League campaign, then capped off a memorable week with the addition of Brazilian international Thiago Silva, who joined the club on a free-transfer after leaving French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
The arrivals of Chilwell and Silva will significantly strengthen Lampard’s team ahead of the start of the new season, meaning there are not many more pieces to add to his fast-growing jigsaw.
Nevertheless, the Blues remain hungry for more new additions and Bayer Leverkusen starlet Kai Havertz is poised to be the next arrival in West London, with Chelsea edging closer and closer…