Chelsea most expensive signings ever Alvaro Morata

Top 10 Chelsea most expensive signings ever.

Who is the Chelsea most expensive signings ever? So who are the most expensive signings in Chelsea history? And who are the most expensive Chelsea transfers? 

Transfer fees have gone a bit crazy in the past few years. Paul Pogba going to Manchester United for £100 million and Neymar to PSG for £200 million both come to mind. So, with the recently inflated transfer market values- which players have been signed by Chelsea for massive fees? Here we take a look at who are the Chelsea most expensive signings ever.

Chelsea have signed some great players in the past- Michael Essien, Didier Drogba, Eden Hazard and Juan Mata all come to mind. But which players have been the most expensive? Well have a look below to find out which Chelsea players have been the most expensive signings ever.

Top 10 Chelsea most expensive signings ever

Chelsea most expensive signings ever Alvaro Morata

Chelsea FC Highest transfer fee paid ever?

Well Alvaro Morata is the most expensive Chelsea signing ever after his £58 million move from Real Madrid to The Blues in 2017.

  Name From Fee Year
1 Álvaro Morata Real Madrid £58,000,000 2017
2 Jorginho Napoli £57,000,000 2018
3 Fernando Torres Liverpool £50,000,000 2011
4 Tiemoué Bakayoko Monaco £40,000,000 2017
5 Danny Drinkwater Leicester City £35,000,000 2017
6 David Luiz Paris Saint-Germain £34,000,000 2016
7 Michy Batshuayi Marseille £33,200,000 2016
8 N’Golo Kanté Leicester City £32,000,000 2016
Diego Costa Atlético Madrid £32,000,000 2014
Eden Hazard Lille £32,000,000 2012
10 Andriy Shevchenko Milan £30,800,000 2006

Who are the most memorable?

Fernando Torres is the second most expensive Chelsea signing ever. Chelsea signed the Spaniard from Liverpool in 2011 for £50 million. However, most fans and pundits consider Torres to have been a massive flop. But although he didn’t score many goals for Chelsea , he did score a few important ones in the Champions League- Does his goal in the Barcelona Semi final Champions League come to mind?

It’s interesting that the third and fourth most Chelsea expensive signings ever are Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater. Both have done little to help Chelsea in the 2017/18 season and most fans consider Bakayoko as a huge flop. The French midfielder has struggled to adapt to the Premier League and has thus been dropped from the first team in recent weeks.

Danny Drinkwater is hardly a world class player. It’s funny that he’s the fourth most expensive Chelsea signing ever. He hasn’t done too badly, and has certainly not been as bad as Bakayoko though.

Rest of the signings

The rest of the signings are pretty self explanatory. In my opinion, the best and most valuable signings we’ve made were the signings of N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard. Both were relatively cheap- compared to the current transfer market values. They have been the two best players at the club in recent years as well. The fact we signed two world class players for £64 million combined is quite a coup for the club. If we ever sell both of them, I’d expect both to get around £150 million each in today’s market. That’s a nice profit!

See also…

Greatest Chelsea players during the Abramovich era





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