Chelsea Football club made some big noise with the top quality signings they made this past summer. The club fully backed manager Frank Lampard as the club’s top goal scorer and former player went about retooling his squad after the very creditable performance last season while under the UEFA transfer ban. Fans have voted on who they feel will emerge as the most impactful signings for Lampard in the campaign ahead.
Perhaps unsurprisingly Timo Werner came out on top with 26% of the vote. The German hitman looks every bit the lethal striker he was for RB Leipzig last season and has got off to hot start for the Blues. The £47.5million signing has already grabbed 3 goals for his new side and looks like he has hit the ground running in English football.
Next comes Hakim Ziyech with 22% of the vote from the Chelsea faithful. It says a lot about the Moroccan playmaker as despite making limited appearances for the club after getting injured in preseason. There is surely much to come from Ziyech for Chelsea if his performances for Ajax last season are anything to go by.
In 3rd comes Kai Havertz right behind Ziyech with 21% of the vote. Havertz’s potential and attacking threat is well documented and his displays for the West London side have already shown that signing him for a massive fee of around £80million was a very good move. His hat-trick for Chelsea in the EFL Cup only emphasising his skills.
In 4th comes Senegal international Eduoard Mendy who got 14% of the vote. Mendy has joined the Blues from Rennes to hopefully solve the problem of the goalkeeper which Frank Lampard had been keen to address after the struggles of Kepa last season. Mendy has a big job to do but after a successful spell in Ligue 1 he comes with a good reputation as a high-class keeper.
In 5th comes England international left-back Ben Chillwell with 12% of the Chelsea fans vote. It’s a little surprising to see Chillwell finish so low in the poll as the player will certainly provide an upgrade over Marcos Alonso and Emerson with the England international more than capable in defence and attack.
Brazilian veteran Thiago Silva only received 4% of the votes from Chelsea fans but like Chillwell and Mendy he is a crucial part of the efforts by the club to improve the defence. After the 2 clean sheets against Sevilla in the CL and vs Man United in the PL, Silva may be showing fans that he deserved a few more votes.
Unsurprisingly Malang Sarr finished with just 1% of the votes from the Chelsea faithful however the youngster may prove to be a steal of a signing if he can work hard and come out the other end of the Chelsea starlets production line and become a first team member.
VERDICT: The signing of Eduoard Mendy may prove to be the most impactful despite how the fans voted. If Mendy can reduce the goals conceded from last season, Chelsea will surely achieve more this campaign and win the tight games they lost last season if he continues his early season form of only conceding 1 goal in a Chelsea shirt – in the EFL Cup vs Tottenham. However he could not prevent the Blues from losing the penalty shoot out vs Jose Mourinho’s Spurs side.
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