Last summer, Chelsea decided the time had come to loosen the purse strings on their transfer kitty and go to town in the summer transfer window.
The Blues, who will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start to life under head coach Thomas Tuchel when they travel to Anfield to face Liverpool on Thursday evening, spent more than £220million on seven new recruits in an attempt to try and turn themselves back into genuine Premier League title contenders.
The club landed the likes of Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner in big-money deals, proving to the rest of Europe that they meant business.
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Despite spending such a massive amount of money less than 12 months ago, there is talk of the Blues doing it all over again this summer, with a whole host of big-name stars once again being linked with a move to the club, including Bayern Munich centre-back Niklas Sule, Jonas Hofmann of Bourssia Monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland.
Whilst that is all said and good, Chelsea cannot continuously keep adding to the squad and not cut their cloth at the same time. The Blues have a whole host of players, either well down the pecking order or out on loan, that will not figure in Tuchel’s plans next season and will need moving on.
But Chelsea will have to closely asses a number of factors when deciding on who they plan to offload permanently this summer, taking age, current value and future value into consideration.
That is because data released by BettingOdds.com has revealed that Chelsea, who were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge back in September, have missed out on an additional £70.61million in player sales since the beginning of the 2016/17 season.
That has happened because the Blues have sold…