Todd Boehly has overseen a period of frivolous transfer spending at Chelsea. Chelsea’s transfer track record since the takeover of Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital has left plenty to be desired. The Blues spent extortionately over the first 12 months of their new ownership regime, but many of the recruits are failing to deliver on the pitch. Fellow trigger-happy transfer fanatics Nottingham Forest have even outperformed the Londoners in this regard.
Both clubs have been prominent in transfer gossip columns since the start of the 2022/23 season. Chelsea has made 25 permanent recruits, including high-profile midfielders Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo, but only a fraction of their arrivals have made a successful start at Stamford Bridge. Among the successful arrivals at Chelsea are Morgan Gibbs-White, Taiwo Awoniyi, Chris Wood, and Anthony Elanga, who have contributed significantly to the team’s goals. Meanwhile, Forest has also enjoyed transfer success in spite of numerous fruitless moves.
Chelsea’s star-studded list of arrivals has managed only 82 goal contributions between them. Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling have been the Blues’ principal success stories, but many others have fallen short of expectations. Mykhaylo Mudryk, for example, has managed only eight goal contributions since completing a whopping £88.5million switch from Shakhtar Donetsk. In response to this, Chelsea nabbed Paul Winstanley from Brighton and Laurence Stewart from Monaco to form their transfer department.
The duo will be under pressure to recruit more effectively in future transfer windows.