Chelsea grind their teeth properly. The second half will be packed with a super-luxury lineup.
Chelsea signed a total of seven players in the transfer window this winter. The first player recruited was Dartro Popana. Popata, a striker born in 2002 in Molde, is expected to fill the front line that Chelsea lacked based on solid basics and physicality.
Following the acquisition of defender Benoit Badiacil, whom he had observed for a long time, from AS Monaco, Andrei Santos was recruited to strengthen the midfield. Chelsea hadn’t been able to sign a big big name even until this time.
However, the winter transfer market began in earnest by bringing Joao Felix on loan. Felix suffered the humiliation of being sent off in the first game against Fulham, but is expected to help Chelsea’s attackers lack of mobility and linkage in the second half.
Then came Mikhailo Mudrik. Mudrik, who was called Shakhtar Donetsk’s genius winger, was captured on Arsenal’s radar network for his extraordinary speed and dribbling ability, but the moment the signing was confirmed, Chelsea succeeded in hijacking and brought him.
Chelsea didn’t stop there. The addition of Noni Madueke and Malo Guisto further strengthened the offense and defense. All attention was focused on the active move of Chelsea owner Todd Boelli.
Then there’s the recruitment that’s got all the attention. That’s Enzo Fernandez. Chelsea risked life and death to sign Argentine midfielder Fernandes. Chelsea executives left for Benfica, and they tried to recruit him until the end of the transfer window.
In the end, Chelsea embraced Fernandez. Chelsea announced on its official website on the 1st that “Fernandez, who led the World Cup victory, has completed his transfer to Chelsea. His contract period is until the summer of 2031.” The transfer fee was 106 million pounds (approximately 160.1 billion won), breaking the highest transfer fee in Premier League history. 스포츠토토
Chelsea, who peaked with the signing of Fernandes, now have nothing to fear. Chelsea, which invested a total of 363.5 million euros (approximately 488.2 billion won) in the transfer market alone this winter, is aiming for a rebound in the second half. The second half has become more important for Chelsea, who are now down to 10th place. British media ‘Mirror’ introduced it as ‘Chelsea’s dream lineup’ and made up the expected best eleven in the second half.
Kai Havertz is in the front line, and Mason Mount, Felix, and Mudrik are in the second line. They are followed by Fernandez and Mateo Kovacic in midfield and Reese James, Thiago Silva, Badiacil and Ben Chilwell in defense. The goalkeeper is Kepa Arrizabalaga. Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who were brought to the transfer market last summer, were not on the expected starting list. Chelsea, who have completely transformed, are looking for a rebound in the second half as a different team.