Ranking Todd Boehly era’s $1 billion Chelsea signings

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Under the Todd Boehly reign spanning 15 months, Chelsea FC has expended a staggering $1.04 billion+ to secure the services of 24 players. Astonishingly, this expenditure surpasses the cumulative spending of the entire Spanish league on player acquisitions.

The outcomes of these transfers have varied widely for the Blues – while a few signings exhibit remarkable potential, some have failed to meet expectations significantly. Furthermore, a couple of acquisitions are yet to make their official debut for CFC. Below is a ranking of all these signings:

Ranking all Chelsea signings under Todd Boehly’s ownership

24. Angelo Gabriel ($16.4 million)

Despite not yet having made an appearance for the London club, the young Brazilian player has showcased flashes of genuine talent during his stint at Santos. He has been loaned to Ligue 1 club Strasbourg for the season. His displays with Strasbourg and Chelsea’s roster needs in the upcoming season will determine his immediate future with the West London club.

23. Gabriel Slonina ($10 million)

Recruited from MLS outfit Chicago Fire, Slonina unquestionably represents a prospect for CFC’s future endeavors. Following his transition to England, the USA international has been actively participating in Chelsea’s Under-21 team, competing in Premier League 2 matches. While he’s yet to make his inaugural appearance for the senior squad, reports suggest that the ownership has been genuinely impressed by his strong work ethic. They harbor the belief that this 19-year-old goalkeeper possesses the potential to ascend to the coveted role of the club’s premier goalkeeper in the years ahead.

22. Andrey Santos ($13.7 million)

Showing immense promise at just 19 years old, the Brazilian midfielder is being touted for a significant role in Chelsea’s future. Although it’s still early in his journey, indications suggest he might be granted valuable game time and the opportunity to make an impression throughout this season.

21. Lesley Ugochukwu ($30 million)

He was granted just a brief appearance in midfield, playing a mere couple of minutes against Liverpool. With the presence of Moises Caicedo, Conor Gallagher, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Enzo Fernandez contending for positions, his opportunities on the field could be restricted. As a result, the prospect of a loan move might be under consideration for him.

20. David Datro Fofana ($13.1 million)

In the January transfer window, The Blues managed to secure the services of Fofana from Molde FK, fending off competition from Brighton, in a $13.1 million deal. Notwithstanding Chelsea’s difficulties in scoring goals, the striker received only 112 minutes of playing time for the first team in the latter half of the 2022/23 season, mainly featuring for the under-21 side. However, the 20-year-old, who holds legend Didier Drogba as his role model, remains a promising talent with untapped potential. A loan move to Bundesliga side Union Berlin could offer him valuable experience and development opportunities.