Now that the transfer window has slammed shut in a new era, Pride of London ranks every single Chelsea summer signing from one to 10.
The summer transfer window has finally closed and Chelsea was able to get some signings over the line on deadline day, credit to them. There were some outgoings that they couldn’t process due to lack of time and lots of paperwork needing to be filed. The Club was still able to get some players out the door that were contributing next to nothing, overall it was a net positive. Here we are rating each incoming transfer in this window, based on their priority and their fit in the system. Here’s how we’d rate each incoming transfer:
Raheem Sterling – 9/10
Chelsea, over the past few years, has not been creating enough quality chances. This is partly due to not having enough creative passers on the team, but also because the Blues never had enough off-the-ball runners. The Blues have also needed someone with good finishing in addition to excellent movement and Sterling epitomizes that. At about 47% non-penalty big chance conversion rate, Sterling ranks quite high in terms of finishing.
The England international is also one of the very best at disrupting the opposition defenders with his movement and trickery. Yes, Chelsea has had very good movers off-the-ball in the past, but one major difference is that Sterling also has the finishing to go with getting on the end of high-quality chances. Werner was also very good off the ball, but he did not show enough dribbling or ball retention to occupy the wider areas. These all make Sterling a very good signing for the Blues, but perhaps the most important element here is the fact that he is a player that Tuchel trusts, which cannot be said about most of the Blues’ current attackers.