Chelsea's summer 2022
1. Raheem Sterling (England) - 7.5
The world class winger was the first signing of the Boehly era. After already playing for two major Premier League clubs, the Chels' faithful believed that Sterling would lead the young lot. However the 29 year old struggled to make any real impact. The 23/24 season has been brighter for him. He had a G/A in every game played in November and has been one of the better players at the club.
2. Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) - 2
The Senegalese skipper was expected to replicate Thiago Silva. However after an underwhelming season, Koulibaly threw in the towel and moved to the Saudi Pro League. Dismay.
3. Gabriel Slonina (USA) - 4
The hype around the young USMNT keeper was unreal. And the departure of Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga should've given him the opportunity to at least serve as backup to our no.1. To everyone's surprise, Slonina wasn't involved in the preseason and was eventually loaned out. Maybe he was always looked at as a signing for the future.
4. Carney Chukwuemeka (England) - 5.5
Chukwuemeka's versatility made him a solid option on the bench last season. Pochettino came in and handed him more minutes in a very specific role but an early injury took him out and has kept him on the sidelines ever since. Future definitely looks promising.
5. Marc Cucurella (Spain) - 7
The transfer fee was contentious for a second choice left back. But Cucurella has proved to be a blessing covering brilliantly for the injury prone fullbacks; playing much more consistently this season.
6. Wesley Fofana (France) - 3
Fofana's potential cannot be questioned; but he had already had a history of severe injuries and the Frenchman naturally carried those problems to the Bridge. He missed majorty of last season and is likely to miss the entirety of this season as well.
7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) - 2
Thomas Tuchel's signing; Graham Potter didn't favor the former Arsenal skipper and didn't field him enough. Half-witted.
8. Denis Zakaria (Switzerland) - 3
The Switzerland International had his moments but was rarely a part of the playing XI.