Crysencio Summerville to Chelsea: Analysing the potential transfer

Chelsea FC is eyeing Crysencio Summerville for a potential transfer. Discover why the Blues are interested in this rising star and what he could bring to the team.
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With a new head coach arriving at Stamford Bridge next season, the Sporting Directors will ensure Enzo Maresca has a capable squad to work with. The transfer sagas have already begun as Chelsea explores for reinforcements in multiple positions.

The latest speculation is on Crysencio Summerville of Leeds United, with Chelsea in the race for the young Dutch winger, according to The Telegraph.

The Pride of London will analyze the winger and explain why Chelsea might eye for a move in the summer transfer window.

Strength in Depth

Maresca's possession-obsessed Leicester City team employed one-versus-one specialist wingers as they aimed to isolate them with the opposition's fullbacks.

Since the Italian coach will attempt to implement a similar system at Chelsea, he will require a pair of efficient dribblers on either wing. Noni Madueke comfortably fits that profile and has shown moments of quality at the tail-end of last season to suggest that he can be relied on in 2024.

Mykhailo Mudryk has demonstrated potential, but there is still uncertainty about trusting him for an entire season - a cloud of doubt also surrounding Madueke.

Therefore, Chelsea has seemingly decided to take the safer route and increase the depth in both positions by finding an answer in the transfer market. For the right-wing position, the Blues look interested in Michael Olise, and for their left-wing department, the leading candidate seems to be Summerville.

Ruthless Dribbler

With an emphasis on take-on proficiency, the cardinal trait that will be scouted for in wingers is their propensity to beat defenders one-versus-one and create chances from the flanks - both of which Summerville has proved to be a menace.

In the Championship, according to, Summerville ranks fourth for attempted dribbles and third for successful take-ons - displaying his intent and efficiency.


Attempted Take-ons

Successful Take-ons

Jack Clarke


148 (53.6%)

Georginio Rutter


127 (46.2%)

Stephy Mavididi


69 (34%)

Crysencio Summerville


98 (51.3%)

Jaden Philogene Bidace


87 (46%)

Moreover, the Dutch forward's ability to create from such situations is highlighted by his impressive ranking in Shot-Creating Actions (SCA) - offensive actions that lead to a shot - generated from dribbles.

As a result of his resolve to dribble past opponents, Summerville draws many fouls (77 - 5th in the Championship). Due to his set-piece competence, the Leeds No.10 also assists his team in creating chances from dead-ball situations.

Compared to Chelsea's Mudryk per 90' figures, Summerville indicates that he could be an upgrade in the dribbling department. However, the numbers should be digested with a pinch of salt, considering that Summerville delivered that return at a level below the Premier League.


Attempted take-ons (per 90')

Successful take-ons (per 90')

SCA from take-ons (per 90')

Crysencio Summerville




Mykhailo Mudryk




Low-Risk High Reward

Potentially available for £30 million, Summerville offers a low-risk-high-reward option for Chelsea, bearing in mind the inflated player market they are operating.

Furthermore, the Dutchman boasts an impressive 19 goals and 9 assists, a level of output that can elevate Chelsea's offensive muscle immensely.

With many suitors, Chelsea will have to compete hard for his signature, but if they do land on him, it could prove one of the most sensible signings of the summer window.