Ranking Todd Boehly era’s $1 billion Chelsea signings

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Chelsea's Joao Felix celebrates after scoring. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Chelsea’s Joao Felix celebrates after scoring. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images) /

19. Robert Sanchez ($25 million)

Despite being only 25 years old, there remains ample room for improvement in his career. As Kepa Arrizabalaga has moved to Real Madrid, this season will hold significant importance for the Spaniard. Considering the Blues’ improbable pursuit of another goalkeeper this transfer window, Sanchez is poised to assume the role of the West Londoners’ primary goalkeeper for the upcoming season.

18. Denis Zakaria ($3.3 million loan)

During his year-long loan spell from Juventus to Chelsea, the defensive midfielder’s contributions amounted to a mere 11 matches and a solitary goal. However, his inability to secure a permanent deal led him to subsequently join Monaco. This signing left many perplexed, as CFC already possessed a surplus of midfield options.

17. Marc Cucurella ($71.5 million)

Once hailed as a standout rising star upon his transition from Getafe to Brighton, the Spanish wing-back garnered significant acclaim. However, a series of notable blunders on the big stage coupled with a lack of substantial offensive prowess has resulted in Ben Chilwell reclaiming the left-back spot. Cucurella appears to be a mere echo of his former self during his stint at Brighton.

16. Joao Felix ($12 million loan)

Struggling to solidify his position at Atletico Madrid, Felix opted for a loan move to SW6, where he displayed remarkable skill but a certain lack of finesse when it came to finishing. Accumulating four goals across 20 matches, his contributions fell short of persuading the Blues to secure a permanent transfer. Despite the Portuguese player expressing his fondness for his stint at Chelsea.

15. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ($13.1 million)

Chelsea signing Arsenal legend Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang, a mere year after he arrived at Barcelona, remained a subject of controversy upon its occurrence and continues to be just as perplexing today. The striker struggled in front of the goal, managing only three goals across 21 matches, leading to his subsequent transfer to Olympique Marseille.