London, England) – Chelsea certainly don’t have their best days in England. Having found themselves in snooker due to the position of Roman Abramovich, who was forced to sell the club, the Blues arrived in the first week of the Premier League piling frustrations in the transfer window, until it became a joke in the country.
Initially, Todd Boyle, the club’s new owner, and Thomas Tuchel were ambitious plans for 2022/23. But in practice, nothing went well. It is true that the team managed to include Raheem Sterling, spending 50 million pounds (321 million Brazilian riyals) on a player considered a reserve for rivals Manchester City, and Kalidou Koulibaly, the 31-year-old central defender, from Napoli. But it is the failures and denials that have caught the attention.
The two main goals, coincidentally, chose to move to Barcelona, even in the reconstruction and financial problems, from accepting the offer to play at Stamford Bridge.
Raphinha was one of Chelsea’s main desires, which even reached an agreement on values and payment method with Leeds United, but had a “tea chair” for a few weeks before seeing the Brazilian, who is managed by Deco, confirm his departure to Camp. No.
A similar case occurred with the promising young Jules Conde. The 23-year-old defender from Seville, despite being persecuted by Chelsea, did not think twice about accepting Barcelona’s proposal. So is Robert Lewandowski, who has been speculated to be a possible replacement for Romelu Lukaku, but who has also preferred the Catalan club.
In addition to the three, Chelsea also submitted, according to international newspapers, in an attempt to bring Dembele, from Barcelona, De Ligt, Gnabry, Aki and even the Brazilians Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison. Everyone preferred to follow other paths.
The rejection drew so much attention that Chelsea became a joke in England, even publicly, with a tweet A famous chain of pizza restaurants is spreading rapidly on the Internet. Domino’s UK profile wrote: “We have delivered around 8,52609 pizzas since the last announcement of a successful signing with Chelsea.”
Who is left?
In addition to the difficulty in obtaining new reinforcements, Chelsea are also struggling with departures. They’ve already lost Romelu Lukaku, and he’s back, on loan, at Inter Milan, plus Antonio Rudiger, who was a regular at Real Madrid, and Andreas Christensen, guess what… Barcelona.
In addition to the three already confirmed, at least seven others are on the verge of exit: Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Cesar Azpilicueta, Emerson Palmieri and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The player’s departure barge has also become a joke on the Internet. Fans took a photo from a newspaper in the country, from 2021, which included a statement from Thomas Tuchel, and made a montage. Original text: “We’ve built a team that no one wants to play against.” In the new version, the words “play against” appear crossed out, which gives a new meaning: “We collect a team that no one wants to play.”
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