At the close of the window on Monday night, Chelsea has brought in a total of seven new players, released five and loaned out 15. This is a look at Chelsea’s key ins, outs and loanees from the past few months.
The German striker joined Chelsea from Bundesliga club RB Leipzig back in July and has started all four Premier League matches so far this season. He remains without a league goal yet, though he did open his account for Chelsea in the Caribao Cub against Tottenham.
The left back signed from Leicester made two Caribao Cup appearances before making a splash in his first league start for The Blues. A goal and an assist against Crystal Palace sets the bar high for his Chelsea future.
The 36 year-old Brazilian centre back was brought in specifically to add experience and poise to a porous defence. Unfortunately, on his debut against West Bromwich Albion he was directly at fault for one of the three goals conceded. His second game – against Crystal Palace – was much more assured.
Perhaps Chelsea’s most anticipated signing of the summer, Havertz joined from Bayer Leverkusen at the start of September. So far in four appearances, he has one league assist and a Caribao Cup hat-trick against Barnsley. At just 21 years-old, the German midfielder still has plenty development ahead of him and much more to offer on the pitch.
The last of the signings for the transfer window, Mendy is a French-born Senegalese goalkeeper. Brought in to challenge Kepa and Willy Caballero for the starting spot, the 28 year-old got off to a perfect start. Keeping a clean sheet on debut against Crystal Palace.
Josh Grant – Bristol Rovers
Jacob Maddox – Vitória SC (Portugal)
Marcel Lavinier – Tottenham
The English midfielder had already featured for Chelsea this season, before being announced as a loan signing for Aston Villa. With the midfield depth Chelsea has, a strong season at Villa Park could see Barkley return to contend for significant match time.
The Belgian striker has been loaned to Crystal Palace once already, where he netted a solid five goals in nine appearances. This season, Batshuayi returns to Palace as he looks to rediscover that scoring form. At his unveiling, Batshuayi remarked “I feel like I’m home now.” Perhaps he has a view to stay there.
Bakayoko heads out on his third consecutive loan spell after seasons with AC Milan and Monaco. This time he will reunite with the manager he played under at Milan, Gennaro Gattuso when he joins Serie A club Napoli.
After starting in Chelsea’s season opener, Loftus-Cheek hasn’t been able to get back into the squad since. Now the 24 year-old midfielder will get a chance at regular Premier League match time this season with neighbours Fulham. This will be Loftus-Cheek’s second Premier League loan after his spell at Crystal Palace in 2017/18
Gallagher has progressed from a loan to Championship club Swansea, to Premier League club West Brom. The holding midfielder is yet to play for The Baggies, but any Premier League experience will be invaluable.
After an injury interrupted loan at RB Leipzig last season, the Welsh centre back was sent back out on loan. This time to Premier League club Sheffield United. Ampadu has already featured in two league matches for The Blades.
Luke McCormick – Bristol Rovers
Lewis Baker – Trabzonspor (Turkey)
Kenedy – Granada (Spain)
Tariq Uwakwe – Accrington Stanley
Trevoh Chalobah – Lorient (France)
Danilo Pantic – Cukaricki (Serbia)
Jamie Cumming – Stevenage