The just-ended transfer window in England will for Chelsea, surely go down the annals as one of the most memorable we have had in a while for a number of reasons.
In recent years, not once has a key Chelsea player tried to force a move away to another club. But that cycle was broken this time, as goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois vehemently pushed through his desire to move to Real Madrid. And it wasn’t his departure that was a concern for most Chelsea fans, rather, it was the fact that he was willing to throw away years of friendship and support. Of course, certain players tend to move on eventually; but we didn’t expect the type of behaviour put out by Courtois in driving home his point.
Courtois issue aside, I believe it must be noted that we did some good business this time around. While clubs like Barcelona and United came for the services of some of our players, we stood our ground in keeping them, and brought in some amazing players from other parts of Europe.
Getting another top class goalkeeper in Kepa Arizzabalaga was also very commendable. And adding the likes of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic was not exactly anticipated by some fans.
Chelsea feel brand new, and all of a sudden, all the uncertainty surrounding the forthcoming season are gone. Our confidence seems to be back, and we’re ready to begin our journey under Maurizio Sarri.
Our recent transfer policy has seen the club struggle for scraps in the transfer market, and only the 2014/15 summer transfer window was near this fulfilling, and we did go on to lift the EPL trophy. This season shouldn’t be any different, as long as the players put in far more effort than they did in 2017/18.