Ranking Todd Boehly era’s $1 billion Chelsea signings

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14. Kalidou Koulibaly ($41.6 million)

CFC secured the services of Serie A’s premier center-back, Kalidou Koulibaly, from Napoli. Despite donning the iconic number 26 jersey once worn by the legendary John Terry, Koulibaly struggled to string together a consistent series of strong performances during his time at Stamford Bridge. Ultimately, after a single year, Chelsea opted to part ways with him as part of their efforts to trim down an overpopulated squad.

13. Romeo Lavia ($67.4 million)

The midfield reconstruction at SW6 has reached its culmination with the acquisition of Romeo Lavia. Chelsea FC has once again managed to entice a midfielder away from Liverpool FC. With Fernandez (22), Caicedo (21), and Lavia (19) in their ranks, Chelsea boasts a youthful midfield trifecta, all under the age of 23.

The potential for a sustained midfield dynamic lies in the cohesion of this trio, contingent upon their collective performance and sustained fitness. In his short stint at Southampton spanning only a year, the Belgian midfielder garnered significant attention due to his impressive displays.

12. Mykhailo Mudryk ($76.6 million)

Following the tumultuous uncertainty of a prospective transfer to Arsenal, Mudryk ultimately opted for Chelsea. The Ukrainian winger showed glimpses of his speed and talent in the USA tour, and with the number 10 on his back, he has massive expectations to fulfill. So far, he has only two assists to his name, and will hope to add more goals and assists to his game.

11. Noni Madueke ($38.3 million)

Madueke has undeniably emerged as a potent force for Chelsea following his transfer from PSV. The England under-21 standout possesses a wealth of talent, as demonstrated by his superb goal against Arsenal towards the end of the previous season. Throughout his limited game time, he has showcased his skills on the wing. He will aspire to secure substantial playing time in the upcoming season.

10. Raheem Sterling ($61.5 million)

Despite arriving at Stamford Bridge with an impressive collection of trophies earned during his time at Manchester City, Sterling’s performance has yet to match the high expectations. His role as a senior figure to lead the club hasn’t fully materialized. While his talent is undeniable, his record of nine goals and four assists in 39 games doesn’t instill a great deal of confidence. However, Sterling showcased a noteworthy display against Liverpool, offering a glimpse of what Blues fans anticipate from him moving forward.