Chelsea had a difficult season in 2019-20. Starting with the transfer restriction, former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard was entrusted with the management of the blues, after Maurizio Sarri left Chelsea to join Juventus. Sarri had a brief and mixed season, which ended with European cup win.
Frank Lampard had to start with a young brigade. After a shaky start against Manchester United, which ended in a 0-4 loss against Manchester United, it somehow managed to turn back the wheel.
Immensely successful old brigade took a backseat and Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Kurt Zouma and Reece James got confidence to perform under new coach. As the league started to unfold, Chelsea’s run in the league, which was halted by Coronavirus pandemic, was like a consistent fourth position holder.
In 2019-20 season Chelsea outperformed teams like Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, without a signing at the start of the season.
Lampard had to go back to his stalwarts, Oliver Giroud, Pedro and Alonso, when Tammy Abraham got injured. Earlier the Golden Boot in UEFA Europa cup, Oliver Giroud was snubbed by Chelsea manager for long but the old-guard made a comeback.
Chelsea – Player’s Value
|Players||Position||Age||Yearly Earning||Weekly Earning|
|Willian da Silva||M||30||£6,240,000||£120,000|
|Jorge Luiz Frello Filho||M||27||£5,720,000||£110,000|
|Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma||M||31||£5,200,000||£100,000|
|Marco van Ginkel||M||26||£1,450,000||£27,885|
Total Spending – £124.80M ($156M)
Players Linked with Transfer Talk
Alvaro Morata-Chelsea will pocket £48m when Alvaro Morata joins Atletico Madrid permanently this summer
Willian da Silva – will be allowed to leave on a free transfer after he rejected the club’s offer of another one-year contract. He has regularly been linked to city-rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs.
Michy Batshuayi – with recruitment of Timo Werner, Batshuayi to check his future away from Stamford Bridge.
Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma – will be allowed to leave, with Roma the most likely destination.
Ross Barkley – David Moyes is keen to be reunited with former Everton midfielder
Tiemoue Bakayoko – would be sold to suitors Paris Saint-Germain once he returns from his Monaco loan.
Jorginho – get a chance to re-unite his former boss Maurizio Sarri at Juventus.
Kurt Zouma – Mourinho’s Tottenham looks interested, despite of Zouma’s not so happy experience with “The Special One”, during their time together in Chelsea.
Marcos Alonso – is wanted by another ex-Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte at Inter Milan. Alsonso despite successfully serving the role of attacking defender, constantly linked with move away from Stamford Bridge.
Davide Zappacosta – will stay with Roma for the 2020/2021 campaign. Calciomercato claim the two parties have an agreement in place to extend the full-back’s loan-spell with Roma.
Kepa – Fell out with manager Frank Lampard and lost position in starting eleven to Willy Caballero. He was later reinstated in first eleven, but Chelsea have been regularly linked with André Onana in last few months.
With some of these players will be sold as Frank Lampard has been given a free hand in restricting the club.
If he could sell all, he could effectively free 60% of cost on Players. Otherwise also, if they are able to sell some of the players, it would unlock a terrific value which would be helpful for fresh recruitment.
With a deal for Hakim Ziyech in place, Chelsea are looking forward to bolster different departments. The club has been linked with Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell, Chelsea are certainly going to witness lots of activity during summer transfer window.