It’s a downgrade – Former Chelsea star claims Chelsea spent money on rubbish

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Chelsea spent nearly £500m during the summer transfer window, but former Blues goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, has been very critical of the signings made by the club.

One area Begovic believes Chelsea mostly flopped is in the goalkeeper position.

Begovic has stated categorically that Chelsea downgraded at the post, and that new goalkeepers Robert Sanchez and Djordje Petrovic are a downgrade on Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy.

“I’m not against anyone but I look at the goalkeeper position, [Edouard] Mendy and Kepa [Arrizabalaga] leave the football club, say what you want about them but they’ve been replaced by Djordje Petrovic and Robert Sanchez,” Begovic told The Byline.

“I don’t want to reminisce, but do you remember the days when it was Petr Cech and then Thibaut Courtois?

“And then it was £70m on Kepa, rightly or wrongly. But it’s not projects. If you’re buying the best players you have to buy.

“Like Bayern Munich needed a number nine, they went out and got Harry Kane, £100m, thank you very much.

“The whole thing, I can’t for the life of me make any sense of it.”