Chelsea have invested huge amounts in the playing squad in transfer fees and salaries, but results have been terrible.
While some signings are gradually finding their feet and showing promise, others, like Marc Cucurella, seem to be struggling despite high expectations.
Reviewing Chelsea’s Highest Paid New Signings from 2022-2023
Let’s dive into the performance and prospects of these top earners.
Raheem Sterling – £325k The spirited and lightning-fast England international joined Chelsea with high expectations. Sterling’s transition has been rough so far and the jury is out on whether he could turn it around.
Kalidou Koulibaly – £295k Koulibaly, the highly-paid powerhouse defender, has struggled to settle in. Currently warming the bench with a £295k weekly wage, it’s crucial for him to rise to the challenge, showcasing his undeniable talent and proving his worth.
Wesley Fofana – £200k Our £70 million investment in Fofana was for the future. Despite his season being dampened by injury, we have high hopes that he will bounce back, secure his place in the starting XI, and show the world his incredible talent.
Enzo Fernandez – £180k The world champion midfielder, Enzo Fernandez, joined the Blues with a £106 million price tag. While he’s had some bright moments, we’re eagerly awaiting the full display of his talents. Stamford Bridge is ready for this phenomenal player to shine!
Marc Cucurella – £175k Unfortunately, the £62 million full-back, earning £175k per week, has had a challenging start at Chelsea, and the outlook is far from promising.
With groans greeting his name on the team sheet, Cucurella seems ill-prepared for the rigours of the Premier League. Given the numerous setbacks he’s faced, it’s increasingly doubtful that he’ll be able to turn his fortunes around and make a lasting impact at Stamford Bridge.
The team is in a huge mess now, and we will need the new signings to gel next season under a new manager yet to be determined.