Chelsea have made some wonderful signings in recent times, but the club has also made terrible errors in the transfer market; especially ones that could easily have been averted.
Last summer, in a bid to add some more depth to the team, or perhaps maintain the required percentage of homegrown players at the club, Chelsea signed Leicester City midfielder, Danny Drinkwater. It was supposed to be a great signing, but it turned out to be a very regrettable decision. Not only has he not been at the same level as he was at Leicester, he is very likely to be shown the exit if Chelsea do get a new gaffer. That is how sad his story is. But he’s not even the only one.
The January transfer window came, and out of desperation for a place in the top four, we signed Everton’s Ross Barkley. The man has barely kicked a ball since his arrival, and when he does, you get the feeling he shouldn’t have been a Chelsea player in the first place. He totally seems out of sorts for a player with such a potential to be one the best midfielders in the Premier League. But, given his injury ordeals, there is still hope for the man who was supposed to be the ‘new Lampard’
Both of those transfers should not have happened, in my opinion, but because we seem to have grown a habit of leaving transfer business till the very last minute, they are becoming almost part of so. I only imagine what would be the lot of these guys when we get a new manager, because that does look certain. Will they play, or go down in history as more wasted Roman Abramovic monies?
The signings of Davide Zappacosta and Tiemoue Bakayoko have also proven not to be Chelsea material, while the sale of Nathaniel Chalobah, Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa remain questionable.
Our management, especially the board has failed in recent seasons. We need to get back to the drawing board, and reorganise our transfer policy.