Chelsea Summer Transfer Window Wrap-up

Whilst domestic transfers are allowed to happen until October 16th, the major action is done for the summer with the international window having shut.

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.

Ins

Timo Werner

Timo Werner says he hopes to lead Chelsea’s new era and credits head coach Frank Lampard for bringing him to the club. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY TIMO WERNER.

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.

Hakim Ziyech

Ziyech is yet to feature for Chelsea after arriving from Ajax under an injury cloud. The Moroccan winger continues to train with the main group as he works towards his first minutes for Chelsea.

Ben Chilwell

Chelsea have signed England left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester for a fee in the region of £50m on a five-year deal. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY SKY SPORTS.

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.

Malang Sarr

When the French defender joined Chelsea in August, the club said they were looking to loan him straight back out. So far, Sarr remains in Chelsea’s squad.

Thiago Silva

Chelsea Football Club has completed the signing of one of the big names in world football with Thiago Silva joining on a one-year contract, with the club having the option of a further 12 months. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY CHELSEA FC.

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.

Kai Havertz

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.

Edouard Mendy

Chelsea have been leaky at the back for quite some time now and Mendy’s arrival could change that. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY WE AIN’T GOT NO HISTORY.

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.

Outs

Pedro

Pedro will continue his football career in Italy after joining Roma. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: YAHOO! SPORTS

After five seasons at Stamford Bridge, the Spaniard departed Chelsea at the end of last season. It was subsequently announced that he would join Serie A club AS Roma

Willian

The Brazilian winger spent seven seasons at Chelsea before departing this summer. Willian joined London rivals Arsenal on a one year contract.

Other Outs

Josh Grant – Bristol Rovers

Jacob Maddox – Vitória SC (Portugal)

Marcel Lavinier – Tottenham

Loans

Ross Barkley

Off to a perfect start. Ross Barkley scored on his debut for Aston Villa. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: EXPRESS & STAR

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.

Michy Batshuayi

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.

Tiémoué Bakayoko

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.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

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

Davide Zappacosta

The fullback returned home to Italy for this season with Genoa. Zappacosta has played every minute of both matches so far in the Serie A.

Conor Gallagher

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.

Ethan Ampadu

Ethan Ampadu gets another go at a loan spell. This time with Sheffield. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: WALESONLINE

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. 

Armando Broja

Following his first team debut with Chelsea last season, the 19 year-old striker is headed out on his first loan spell with Eredivisie club Vitesse.

Other Loanees

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

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