Chelsea most expensive signings: Chelsea is one of the pioneering clubs with a strategy known as “using money to buy titles”. Right here, let’s find out in more detail about the top 10 of the most expensive players Chelsea has ever signed.
Top 10 of the Chelsea most expensive signings
Romelu Lukaku – £97.5 million
The Blues signed a five-year contract with the Belgian, they had to spend £97.5 million to bring him back to Stamford Bridge.
This is the second most expensive deal in Premier League history, after Jack Grealish from Aston Villa to Man City with £ 100 million just made not long ago. Lukaku is also the player with the highest overall transfer fee in the world with a total of £283.5m, surpassing Neymar’s previous record of £244.6m. With the huge transfer fee that Chelsea spent, Romelu Lukaku has officially become the top 1 of the Chelsea most expensive signings in history.
Kai Havertz – £72 million
Ranked second in the list of Chelsea most expensive signings, Havertz joined Chelsea in 2020 (21 years old), at a time when he was considered one of the most promising young players in the world. The German striker gradually acclimated to the Premier League surroundings and a new tactical role after having a difficult time assimilating.
With a price tag of 72 million pounds, Havertz became the most expensive German player in history. Before joining Chelsea, Havertz made headlines when he shone at Bayer Leverkusen. Havertz scored 18 goals, and 9 assists in 45 appearances last season.
Kepa Arrizabalaga – £72 million
Kepa is one of the highest Chelsea transfer fees of all time in the history of world football, a confusing deal for Chelsea. The Stamford Bridge team decided to invest a sizable sum of money to get a goalkeeper mostly due to the urgent necessity to replace Thibaut Courtois (who moved to Real Madrid). Kepa, however, fell short of expectations, at one point having the worst save percentage in the Premier League. When Edouard Mendy was acquired by Chelsea, the Spaniard lost his position instantly.
- Detail: Kepa Arrizabalaga transfer fee
Alvaro Morata – £59.4 million
Morata broke the record of Fernando Torres, becoming the most Chelsea record transfer in 2017 (from Real Madrid). However, like his compatriot, the Spaniard did not meet expectations. He only scored 24 goals in 72 appearances for the Stamford Bridge team before being pushed to Juventus (loan) and Atletico Madrid (sold permanently). Chelsea earned a total of 53 million euros from the sale and loan of Morata.
Christian Pulisic – £56.7 million
At the start of the 2019/20 season, Pulisic was a huge disappointment. With a price of 56.7 million pounds, Chelsea fans are concerned that Pulisic is under a false contract. However, the former Dortmund midfielder rose strongly in the return to football after the epidemic. Pulisic made 34 appearances, scoring 11 goals for Chelsea last season.
Fernando Torres – £52.65 million
The Spaniard holds the record for Chelsea most expensive signings for seven years. He moved to this club when his form fell due to consecutive injuries at Liverpool. At Chelsea, he couldn’t find his killer instincts again. A typical example of Torres’ decline is his shot out after passing the opponent’s goalkeeper in the match against MU in 2011.
Jorginho – £51.3 million
Jorginho relocated to Chelsea in 2018 from Napoli to rejoin Maurizio Sarri, his former instructor. The Italian midfielder struggled in his rookie campaign and at times was deemed to be a liability for the Stamford Bridge squad. Jorginho, however, became the most crucial link on this team’s path to winning the Champions League in 2021 once he was adjusted to the Premier League environment and placed in an appropriate tactical scheme.
Timo Werner – £47.7 million
In 2020, Werner transferred from RB Leipzig to Chelsea for a £47.7 million transfer fee. In his first two seasons, the German attacker scored 18 goals and made 17 assists. Werner, however, falls short of the standards set for a primary striker on the Stamford Bridge squad with this total.
Ben Chilwell – £45.1 million
Chilwell is one of Chelsea most expensive defender signings in history when he joins this team in 2020. The English player makes a strong impression on the left side of coach Thomas Tuchel’s 3 central defenders. However, a serious injury during high performance limited Chilwell’s ability to contribute.
Mateo Kovacic – £40.5 million
Chelsea borrowed Kovacic for the 2018 season and bought him out a year later. Of the 4 clubs that the Croatian midfielder has played for, Chelsea is the team he has been with the longest, contributing the most with 169 appearances, scoring 4 goals, and providing 12 assists.
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