A critical look at the players brought in by Chelsea during this summer’s transfer window.
With Jose Mourinho making a keenly-anticipated return to Chelsea this summer, it was widely expected that he would be ready to splash out on revamping the squad he’d inherited from Rafael Benitez. Although there is arguably no finer addition to a side than that of Mourinho taking charge of the team, the Portuguese coach has made some good purchases in his first summer back at Stamford Bridge, and here is a look at the Blues’ new arrivals.
An immensely talented young German winger, Andre Schurrle was signed by the club for £18m from Bayer Leverkusen. Also capable of playing upfront, the 22-year-old scored 14 goals in all competitions for the Bundesliga side last season, and should offer a slightly more direct approach from the likes of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar. Although he has shown so far that he may need time to settle in the Premier League, the Blues have certainly snapped up one of the game’s finest prospects here, and his addition provides even more excitement to this vastly talented group of attacking players at Stamford Bridge.
A luxury signing perhaps, but could prove an important player if he finds his best form and holds down a place in the team. 7.5/10.