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For some seasons now, Chelsea have been quiet in the transfer market, as the club’s transfer policies have changed over the years.
From signing up the best players in the world when Roman Abramovich took over the club, the Blues spent the first decade signing the best around the world.
Then Chelsea went to a period of signing the next big thing, which saw the club sign up the likes of Juan Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard, with also signings of Romelu Lukaku, Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne, even though they never really worked out at the club.
From then on, Chelsea never really got the best deals in the transfer market as the Blues chose a more laid back approach.
After serving a transfer window ban, the Blues went two windows without making a signing, and Chelsea are now having a very busy time in the transfer market. This time around, Chelsea are signing both the best players as well as the next best players.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has spoken about Roman Abramovich’s involvement in the team’s transfers once again, and he believes that Frank Lampard’s achievements and style of play with the youngsters last season, helped triggered that.
Asked about Chelsea’s stunning spending spree, Neville told Sky Sports: “For 15 years Roman Abramovich has wanted a flamboyant team.
“I do think Frank Lampard has reinvigorated him with academy players finally coming through. They’ve played in a different way, they’re more energetic and they are really good to watch.
“They are more inconsistent and less reliable but you always get that when you go with younger players and a different style. But I think that’s what he [Abramovich] wants.
“He wants the excitement, the thrill around Chelsea and I think that’s why he’s invested this summer to go again because this team has got something he’s always wanted.”