Ranking Chelsea’s 5 best summer signings so far

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Chelsea’s Spanish goalkeeper #01 Robert Sanchez (L) talks with Chelsea’s Ecuadorian midfielder #25 Moises Caicedo (C) and Chelsea’s English midfielder #20 Cole Palmer during the English League Cup third round football match between Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge, in London on September 27, 2023. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

In a summer mainly marked by high-profile exits for Chelsea, the Blues still managed to catch headlines for their exorbitant spending under new ownership. Along with new manager Mauricio Pochettino, 13 new players officially joined the West London outfit, pushing spending beyond the one-billion-pound mark since the takeover.  As a result, the squad has looked unrecognizable from last season and despite a rough start to the season, the Blues have been picking up some form as of late. With three wins in a row, Pochettino’s men are looking to continue the winning spirit ahead of a challenging run of fixtures and it’s with great reliance on many of the new signings made.

Here are the rankings of the 5 best summer signings for Chelsea so far

5. Moises Caicedo

The highest profile signing to make the move to Stamford Bridge was that of Moises Caicedo.   After a never-ending saga of twists and turns in which the Ecuadorian was nearly a Liverpool player, Caicedo became a Blue for a record fee of 115 million pounds.  It was a rough start initially for the 21-year-old.  He conceded a penalty on his debut against West Ham and overall looked very shaky on the ball and reckless in his defending, showing his lack of a preseason and fitness.

Fortunately, as of late Caicedo has looked more like the Premier League’s most expensive midfielder. The Ecuadorian’s recent positive performances with the Blues have correlated in wins, looking more confident in his distribution of the ball and embellishing his role as the deepest lying midfielder disrupting opposition play. His passing ability has also been a revelation, excelling in short and surprisingly long passes as well, making CFC’s transition from midfield to attack even more seamless.

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