Breakdown Of Chelsea’s Summer Transfer Season


Chelsea finished third last season behind runners-up Liverpool and Champions Manchester City, in a season during which the Blues often seemed less than capable of beating opponents they should have. Chelsea manager José Mourinho dubbed the squad “a little horse” last season, implying that they were underdogs in the race for the title. It came as no surprise, then, when halfway through last season the transfer rumor mill had already began suggesting players the London giants would or would not sign. Coming up short in the Premier league and in the Champions League, losing to eventual runners-up Atletico Madrid, certainly got the wheels in motion in the Chelsea boardroom. Here’s the rundown on the Blues’ busy summer transfer window.

Transfers In

Arguably Chelsea’s best arena of business this summer has been in signing key players to fill positions vacated. Chelsea’s midfield and attack have been notably bolstered with new faces Diego Costa, Loic Remy, Didier Drogba and Cesc Fabregas, while their defense has been shored up with new signing Filipe Luis.

Diego Costa – 38 million Euros, from Atletico Madrid

Cesc Fabregas – 33 million Euros, from Barcelona

Filipe Luis – 20 million Euros, from Atletico Madrid

Mario Pasalic – 2.5 million Euros, from Hadjuk Split

Loic Remy – 13.2 million Euros, from QPR

Didier Drogba – Free Transfer

Transfers Out

Equally as impressive as the transfers they have brought in, is how the Blues were able to afford doing so. The sales of David Luiz and Romelu Lukaku provided the capital used to purchase Costa, Fabregas and Luis keeping the Londoners on a relatively even keel of spending.

David Luiz – 49.5 million Euros

Romelu Lukaku – 35.36 million Euros

Demba Ba – 6 million Euros

Patrick Van Aanholt – 2 million Euros

George Saville – 1.25 million Euros


Each season, Chelsea send out numerous players on loan. Having somewhat of an embarrassment of riches in attack and midfield, the Blues often loan out such players in order for them to get the necessary experience to challenge for a position in the first team. Most notable of such transfers is that of Fernando Torres, the £50 million pound flop and record signing from Liverpool, who is finally on his way out of Chelsea to join Italian side AC Milan.

Fernando Torres – two-year loan, AC Milan

Marco Van Ginkel – season-long loan, AC Milan

Christian Atsu – season-long loan, Everton

Patrick Bamford – loan until January 1, Middlesbrough

Ryan Bertrand – season-long loan, Southampton

Gael Kakuta – season-long loan, Rayo Vallecano

Thorgan Hazard – season-long loan, Borussia Monchengladbach

Thomas Kalas – season-long loan, Cologne

Victor Moses – season-long loan, Stoke City

Marko Marin – season-long loan, Fiorentina

Kenneth Omeruo – season-long loan, Middlesbrough

Mario Pasalic – season-long loan, Elche

Josh McEachran – season-long loan, Vitesse Arnhem

Stipe Perica – season-long loan, NAC Breda

John Swift – season-long loan, Rotherham United

Oriol Romeu – season-long loan, Stuttgart

Wallace – season-long loan, Vitesse Arnhem

Nathaniel Chalobah – loan until January 2, Burnley

Bertrand Traore – season-long loan, Vitesse Arnhem

Islam Feruz – season-long loan, OFI Crete

Matej Delac – season-long loan, Arles-Avignon

Ulises Davila – season-long loan, Tenerife

Jhoao Rodriguez – season-long loan, Bastia

Total Earnings: 97.01 million Euros
Total Expenditure: 106.7 million Euros

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