After Chelsea secured a top 4 premier league position last season, and qualified for Europe’s elite competition against all odds, all eyes turned to the upcoming campaign. A transfer ban for 2 windows combined with the sale of superstar Eden Hazard, few could have predicted their relative success of last season.
The Blues continue their quest and have made some incredible signings so far this window. It is being dubbed by many as one of the greatest windows in history and has shades of Roman Abramovic when he first joined the club.
The blues are currently priced around 12/1 to win the league next season with a large number of bookies – many of which you can find in a list form at the site Casinos Not on Gamstop – despite their brand name, they cover online bookmakers too. 12/1 looks great value considering their squad strengthening this summer, and 8/13 for them to finish in the top 4 looks a great price from the bookies too.
But who have the blues signed, or close to signing?
Thiago Silva – the Brazilian centre half, despite his age of almost 36, is still one of the best centre halves in the world. He’ll add stability and experience to a defence that has leaked goals, and his performance in the Champions League final proves he is still one of the best around.
Ben Chilwell – England’s first choice left back has joined for £50m and looks a sure signing. Alonso and Emerson weren’t good enough for Chelsea last season, and his attacking prowess down the left flank will be a weapon in Chelsea’s armoury.
Kai Havertz – a signing that is as good as done, this German wonderkid is widely regarded as the best player in Germany. A cross between Michael Ballack and Toni Kroos, there is no end to his talent or where is career may take him.
Ziyech – a tricky and pacey winger who was tracked for months by the world’s leading clubs. Ziyech will add width, pace, flair and an eye for goal.
Timo Werner – one of the top 5 strikers in world football, and Germany’s number 9 – Timo Werner is the final piece in the jigsaw for this Chelsea side. Abraham and Giroud just aren’t good enough to be out and out number 9s for Chelsea yet, but Werner most definitely is. Goals, pace, flair – he has it all, whether cutting in from the left flank or playing down the middle. What a player.