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Chelsea’s Worst Signings – Abramovich Era (Part 3)

Well this is it everyone. The final part of Chelsea’s worst signings.

The previous two have been… interesting shall we say.

Maybe I’ve been too harsh? Maybe I haven’t been harsh enough… but this will be the most brutal part yet.

Let’s dive right into these abysmal signings.

Kai Havertz

Credit; The Mirror

I apologise in advance. I know this will cause a lot of unrest 😂

Kai Havertz joined Chelsea in the summer, and since his £72m move to London, he’s been disappointing.

Currently struggling to get in the side at all, he’s really not got to grips with the English game. It’s a lot faster paced and that doesn’t suit his ‘lazy’ style of play whatsoever.

Unlike his fellow countryman Timo Werner, he doesn’t seem to give 100% when he’s on the pitch. It seems like he doesn’t want to be there at all, and I believe his Chelsea career will come to a premature end.

I hope I’m wrong, but I just don’t see Havertz working at Chelsea.

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Where to start with Kepa.

His antics in the 2019 League Cup final were disgraceful. Ever since then, his performances have been too.

In fact Kepa is so bad, we had to buy Edouard Mendy just to have a half decent goalkeeper between the sticks.

Every time he takes the field, you just think he’s going to make a mistake. Now I don’t believe he’s a terrible goalkeeper deep down, I just think his confidence is shot to absolute pieces, and needs a move back to his native Spain, and the slower pace La Liga.

£72m down the drain.

Alvaro Morata

Credit; Premier League

When Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata, we thought we had a like for like replacement for Diego Costa. A natural goalscorer, Morata couldn’t possibly fail at Stamford Bridge could he?

Yes. Yes he could.

During his time in London, Morata managed 24 goals in 72 games for Chelsea, however it was the glaring opportunities he constantly squandered that made him such a flop.

Consistently missing chances that I would put away, Morata soon found a way out of London, back to Madrid, and is currently banging in goals for Juventus.

Yet another striker who leaves Chelsea and regains his cutting edge..

Danny Drinkwater

Just like the energetic N’golo Kante, Drinkwater arrived from the title winning Leicester City. However unlike Kante, Drinkwater never really played for Chelsea, and during his time in the capital, was much of a forgotten man.

Costing us a whopping £34m, he has made a grand total of 23 appearances for The Blues.

Drinkwater is currently still on Chelsea’s books, but on loan to Turkish side Kasimpasa.

Don’t worry, I haven’t heard of them either.

Tiemoue Bakayoko

Credit; Chelsea FC

Deary me I forgot about Bakayoko.

What a horrific footballer he was for Chelsea. My Lord.

Much like Drinkwater, Bakayoko signed in the same summer, and is still a Chelsea player.

Currently on loan at Napoli, Bakayoko is part of a struggling team, and I can’t see any future for him back at Stamford Bridge.

If he does return, his performances can’t be as bad as they were… surely.

Davide Zappacosta

Another I completely forgot about.

Zappacosta was woeful for Chelsea, but what a surprise! He’s still on our wage book.

Currently back in Italy, Zappacosta finds himself on loan at Genoa. Having played just 9 games this season, it seems like his future at Stamford Bridge is bleak.

Other mentions

Unbelievably after 3 parts, there are still more horrific signings I haven’t covered. Let me just list them, because there is just too many to do individually…

Emerson, Ross Barkley, Michy Batshuayi, Kenedy, Falcao, Gonzalo Higuain, Matt Miazga, Michael Hector, Papy Djilobodji, Alex Pato, Christian Atsu, Thorgan Hazard, Oriol Romeu, Patrick Bamford, Claudio Pizzaro, Tal Ben Haim, Franco Di Santo, Ben Sahar.


Chelsea have made some absolute woeful signings haven’t they. Let’s be honest. Doing these 3 parts has made me realise how many awful players we’ve had over the years.

I’d like to thank everyone who has read these three parts, I appreciate all your support.

Who knows, the way Chelsea sign players, a part 4 may be due in a couple of years?…

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