Chelsea now has 33 players 8 more players than the required 25-man squad.Graham Potter has a lot of work mixing the teenagers with other players who are 30 years or older.
However, Potter is confident that Chelsea has quite a good number of selections and will be able to beat any team in England henceforth.
With the signing of Enzo Fernandez from Benfica, Chelsea has spent more than £600 million on new players since buying the club. Co-owner and chairman Todd Boehly has been signing players to long-term contracts, and the club has followed the rules for financial fair play.
SUMMER 2022 (including current ages)
Brighton’s Marc Cucurella, 24 years old and worth £60 million
Chelsea was willing to pay the record-equaling sum for a full-back to sign Cucurella from Brighton on a six-year contract, whereas Manchester City balked at the cost.
The Spain international, who worked with Potter before on the South Coast, was brought in to give Ben Chilwell, who has been hurt, competition at left-back and left wing-back. However, 18-year-old Lewis Hall has also been used in both positions.
Raheem Sterling, age 28; Manchester City; £47.5 million
Thomas Tuchel referred to Sterling, who joined Chelsea on a five-year deal with a one-year option, as Chelsea’s “number one priority” when he was the first male signing of the Todd Boehly era.
Potter used the four-time Premier League winner as a wing-back before the World Cup, which was a surprise. However, in 15 Premier League games this season, he has only scored four goals.
Eddie Beach, age 19, from Southampton, is not identified.
Beach, a young goalkeeper who joined Chelsea in June, is now a member of their development team.
Kalidou Koulibaly, age 31; Napoli; £33 million
Koulibaly, who had been a longtime desire for several Premier League teams, signed a four-year deal with Chelsea and was considered a ready-made replacement for center backs Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger, who both departed the team for free transfers in the summer. He has been a top pick for most of the season.
Arsenal free agent Omari Hutchinson (19)
Hutchinson, a highly regarded offensive midfielder, spent his early years playing for Chelsea before attending the Arsenal academy for seven years. In the summer, he moved back to west London, and in January, against Manchester City, Potter gave him his senior debut.
Age 19 (Carney Chukwuemeka), £20 million, Aston Villa
After signing Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa and giving him a six-year deal, Boehly called the youngster “one of the most exciting young players in Europe.” This season, the midfielder has made five substitute appearances in the Premier League.
Age 20: Cesare Casadei, Inter Milan, £16.8 million
Casadei was one of the most talented young players in Italy. Chelsea signed him to a six-year deal with the idea that the midfielder would first play for the U21 team.
Wesley Fofana, age 22; Leicester; £75 million
Following a number of offers, the Frenchman agreed to a seven-year contract with Chelsea, but knee injuries severely hampered the start of his Blues career and limited him to just two Premier League appearances for his new club.
Boehly described Fofana as “one of Europe’s most exciting talents.”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33 years old, Barcelona, £10.3 million
Chelsea lured Aubameyang back to the Premier League from Barcelona on Deadline Day in the hopes that he would be an immediate option up front. Aubameyang left Arsenal on a free transfer in January 2022.
Although his earlier association with Tuchel from their time together at Borussia Dortmund may have been appealing, Aubameyang hasn’t been able to match his previous level of productivity.
At Selhurst Park in London for the Premier League encounter, Chelsea’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (center) celebrates scoring his team’s first goal of the contest. Date of photo: October 1, 2022, on a Saturday.
Juventus loanee Denis Zakaria, age 26
At the conclusion of Zakaria’s loan period, Chelsea will have the option to purchase him. The Swiss international was brought in after Chelsea had a £43 million deal for Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez rejected in the last week of the summer transfer window.
The player had just joined the Italian team in January 2022 and had already made 11 Serie A appearances. Before the World Cup, Zakaria only played twice. However, because Chelsea has suffered midfield injuries in recent weeks, Zakaria has played more.
January 2023 Transfer Window
Age 21; Monaco; Benoit Badiashile, £35 million
When the January transfer window started, Chelsea continued to offer lengthy terms; Badiashile signed a seven-and-a-half-year contract.
The French center back didn’t play in the World Cup, but he is expected to do well in the future. On Sunday, he was on the bench for the FA Cup game against Manchester City.
David Datro Fofana aged 20; Molde, undisclosed
After playing a key role in Molde’s 2022 Norwegian title-winning season, Ivory Coast international Fofana signed a six-year deal with Chelsea, with an option to extend for one additional year. He entered the game at halftime of the FA Cup loss to Manchester City.
Andrey Santos, a Vasco da Gama player, 18 years old, undisclosed
Box-to-box midfielder Santos played 38 times for Vasco da Gama in Brazil’s second division, where he scored the club’s youngest goal and assisted in their promotion to the top division. Before getting a shot with Chelsea’s first team, he can be loaned away.
Joao Felix, a 23-year-old loanee from Atletico Madrid
Joao Felix, a striker from Atletico Madrid, was added to Chelsea’s roster in January as part of a £9.69 million loan deal that will keep him with the Blues until the conclusion of the year.
Felix, who reportedly has a tense relationship with Diego Simeone, the manager of Atletico Madrid, has five goals and three assists in all competitions this season. Chelsea is hoping he can improve their underwhelming offensive production.
Graham Potter must choose between six January additions for his teams in the Premier League and Champions League this year.
Mykhailo Mudryk, 22, of Shakhtar Donetsk, worth £88.5 million.
In the competition to recruit the highly regarded Ukrainian international, the Blues edged out Arsenal. Before the 22-year-old signed an incredible eight-and-a-half-year contract at Stamford Bridge, they reached an agreement for £88.5 million with Shakhtar.
Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, the club’s co-controlling owners, dubbed him a “hugely exciting talent,” and since making his debut at the start of the season, he has scored nine goals and provided 13 assists in 23 Ukrainian Premier League games.
PSV’s Noni Madueke, age 20; £29 million
Madueke, a youth international for England, agreed to a seven-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea to play for them again after spending time at PSV in the Netherlands. In 77 appearances for the Dutch team, the former Crystal Palace and Tottenham youth star scored 21 goals and will be someone to watch in the future.
Age 19, Malo Gusto, Lyon, and £26.3 million
Manchester United and Tottenham had shown interest in France U21 international Gusto, but Chelsea pushed to complete a deal for the Lyon player in the January transfer window.
The right back signed a seven-and-a-half-year contract with the Blues. He has been returned on loan to the Ligue 1 team for the rest of the campaign.
Enzo Fernandez, age 22; Benfica; £106.8 million
Enzo Fernandez, an Argentinian midfielder, moved from Benfica to Chelsea in a deal worth a British record of £106.8 million, which is a lot of money.
Chelsea acquired Enzo Fernandez of Argentina from Benfica in a British record-breaking £106.8 million transfer.
The Argentine deal exceeds the £100 million Manchester City spent on Aston Villa for Jack Grealish 18 months ago.
The 22-year-old signed an eight-and-a-half-year contract at Stamford Bridge to keep him with the team until the summer of 2031. He just joined Benfica last summer for almost $10 million.