Chelsea will need to focus on trimming their squad this summer, with several players set to leave.
Despite already spending heavily on new acquisitions, including Enzo Fernández, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Wesley Fofana, and João Félix, the club will need to shift focus to outgoing transfers.
With the departure of former manager Graham Potter, who oversaw training sessions featuring 9-vs-9 practice games due to the bloated squad size, the need for trimming the squad is even more apparent.
Mason Mount is likely to leave with only one year left on his contract, while N’Golo Kanté’s contract is expiring at the end of the season.
João Félix could return to Atlético Madrid after his loan ends, Christian Pulisic is a strong bet to leave, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a return to FC Barcelona.
As Chelsea FC gears up for Year 2 under Todd Boehly and the Clearlake Capital ownership group, many are wondering if their reign will fare better than the tumultuous first year.
Despite a bloated squad that needs trimming, the team is set to make at least two more signings over the summer.
The imminent appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager has been confirmed, and the team is expected to secure RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku and Lyon right-back Malo Gusto, demonstrating that the club’s ownership will continue its strategy of spending big to acquire talented young players.
Chelsea FC have experienced a tumultuous and challenging season, having already gone through four managers in the 2022/23 Premier League campaign.
Their current position is a disappointing 12th in the league, as they prepare to face title-contenders Arsenal on Wednesday.