Chelsea FC since a new takeover by Toddy Boehly the team has witnessed massive growth in player recruitment. Although this has been a tradition of the club since the era of Roman Abramovich. In rebuilding the team, Chelsea has spent €343.5m to recruit players in all areas, over 200 m of that amount was spent on defense.
Last transfer window, Chelsea let go of Andre Christensen, Marcos Alonso, and Antoine Rüdiger as free agents to La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
At the end of this season, Ngolo Kante, Jorginho, and a few others will be free agents. This is a development that may have resulted in Chelsea spending massively so as not to be caught unaware of a poor team.
Chelsea is currently in the tenth position in the league and has been knocked out of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
There have been calls from fans to sack Graham Potter who has managed only one league win since October last year. Conversely, fans may not get their wishes soonest as owners are considering the injury crisis denying Potter his job.