The World Of Football has perceived numerous transfers in the past. Chelsea, being one of the top teams has a good share in these. Some were controversial, some beneficial, and some quite interesting. Here are the Top 5 Best Transfers for Chelsea:
1. Frank Lampard
Lampard’s arrival to Chelsea in 2001 has to be one of the best transfers in the history of Chelsea. The player signing cost the team a total transfer sum of €11 million. This former West Ham United player played a big role in the successful run that Chelsea had following his transfer to the team.
Just after 3 years of his addition to the team, Chelsea won the Premier League title(2004-05). Next year, Lampard single-handedly carried the team to victory by scoring 2 magnificent goals against Bolton Wanderers. He has a stunning record of 211 league goals for Chelsea as a midfield. He won the FWA Footballer of the Year in 2005 along with the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year.
2. Edouard Mendy
In September 2020 Chelsea witnessed the transfer of Édouard Osoque Mendy as a Goalkeeper for their team. This Senegalese player signing cost Chelsea a gross total of £22 million.
The player gave an amazing performance in his premier league debut match, leading The Blues to a one-sided 4-0 win against the Crystal Palace. The player went on a “clean sheet” spree after that, ending up 2nd on the leaderboards for most clean sheets in the season. The following season he played an important role and helped the team win their 2nd ever Champions League and was entitled UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season.
3. N’Golo Kante
The French player who previously played for the Leicester City Football Club was signed as a center midfield for Chelsea for a total of £32 million. Carrying his win from the previous season for Leicester, Kante was already an established player and one of the big talks in the transfers for Chelsea.
Kante lugged on the previous season’s victory and was seen winning the premier league title for Chelsea as well. The player’s playstyle has been a great benefactor for the team’s successful run in the FA Cups until now. The player also assisted the team to lift their second Super Cup in 2021, proving his worth.
4. Eden Hazard
After his exceptional performance in Ligue 1 for Lille and being the youngest player to win the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award, Hazard signed in for a whopping €32 million by Chelsea as a midfield.
During his 7 year spell at Chelsea, the player proved to be a great asset and scored a total of 110 league goals. While his stay at Chelsea, he led the team to 2 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup, 1 EFL Cup, and 2 UEFA Europa League titles. Hazards’ magnificent performance resulted in him getting awarded numerous Player Of The Year titles along the way.
5. Didier Drogba
Drogba’s transfer to Chelsea cost them a total sum of £24 million. Even after a not-so-good start to his Chelsea career, Drogba later came out to be one of the finest players for the team.
Just after 2 years on the team and recently recovering from an injury, Drogba led the team to a premier league title by scoring 20 goals in the season and also won the Golden Boot. He went on further and scored 6 goals in the Champions League the same season. Under his watch, the team won 4 Premier League titles and a Champions League title.