Top 10 Worst Chelsea Signings Ever!
Who are the Top 10 worst Chelsea signings ever? Which Chelsea players have been the worst signings? Who are the top 10 worst Chelsea signings ever? Here, we will look at who are the top 10 Worst Chelsea signings ever. The price of the player, their contribution to the team, and their overall play will contribute to their ranking on this list.
There have been a lot of good signings that Chelsea have made but they have also signed some real flops! Recently, Chelsea have made some pretty bad purchases – Tiemoue Bakayoko and Fernando Torres come to mind. So, here we will look at who the worst Chelsea signings ever are.
Current Worst Chelsea Signing 2020
- Emerson Palmieri – Antonio Conte’s emergency signing in 2018 January arrived with a lofty reputation from the Serie A. A fullback with a deft touch of the ball and lot of attacking pedigree seemed to be a perfect fit into Conte’s three-man back system. But it all went wrong for the Italian international, under both Maurizio Sarri and Frank Lampard. His defensive frailties got exposed very quickly and rendered him useless against top tier opposition. The €20m defender is not good enough even as a second option as Lampard prefers to play Cesar Azpilicueta in a makeshift role instead. Best to move Palmieri on.
- Kepa Arrizibalaga – Chelsea dished out a fortune to replace Thibaut Courtois – £71.6m in total. In return, they got a nerve bomb with a bad attitude. No one will forget, Kepa’s delinquency in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, when Maurizio Sarri wanted to substitue him off. Even under Lampard, he has proven to be a dicey option in between the posts, losing his starting berth to a 38-year-old Willy Caballero.
Now let us look at the all-time worst signings.
Top 10 Worst Chelsea Signings Ever
10. Juan Sebastian Veron
The Argentine star just couldn’t cope with life in England, failing to live up to the £15 million price tag after he arrived at Chelsea. Moving from Lazio, he was a lethal midfielder in his day.
But at Chelsea he just didn’t do it. Between 2003-and 2007 he only made seven appearances and scored one goal for Chelsea as he went on loan for three seasons.
9. Yossi Benayoun
Yossi Benayoun was actually a good player and I used to love watching him play. His creativity in the midfield and his passing ability was reminiscent of that of Cesc Fabregas. But for whatever reason, Benayoun just couldn’t make it at Chelsea. He was rarely in the starting line up and failed to get a run of games in the first team.
Benayoun eventually went on loan to Arsenal-a damning indictment of how bad of a signing he was.