Timo Werner looks a £53m bargain but Thiago Silva has hiccuped and it’s been a mixed bag from Kai Havertz… After Chelsea spent £253m in a record-breaking summer, we rate their big-money buys
Having not spent a penny for a year due to their transfer ban, made up for lost time this summer by going on the biggest spree in Premier League history.
The £253million they splashed out is more than any team has ever spent in a single transfer window before, with Germans Kai Havertz and Timo Werner the marquee signings at £90m and £53m respectively.
Veteran Brazilian defender Thiago Silva arrived on a free transfer from , with Hakim Ziyech (£38m), Ben Chilwell (£50m) and Edouard Mendy (£22m) the other arrivals.
Chelsea have had a below-par start to the season, with the high being a 4-0 win over . They lost at home to and their defending was heavily criticised after 3-3 draws with supposedly inferior rivals West Brom and Southampton.
This weekend Frank Lampard’s side travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, off the back of a 0-0 draw with Sevilla in the Champions League.
As Lampard looks to get more out of his underperforming squad, Sportsmail assesses how each of his six new arrivals have got on so far… continue reading