Chelsea will need to start a fire sale this summer due to the financial hit of missing out on Europe for the upcoming campaign. Mason Mount, Conor Gallagher, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, all of whom play for England, may lead the departure from Stamford Bridge to assist in balancing the books and make sure that spending guidelines are followed.
However, despite the club’s confidence that N’Golo Kante will stay, there are still concerns over his future as his current agreement expires this summer, and he has not yet agreed to a new one. Mateo Kovacic, 28, will also enter the final year of his contract this summer, and Chelsea must decide whether to sell or extend their contract with the midfielder from Croatia.
Chelsea left with ‘too many’ players – Graham Potter
There are questions about Christian Pulisic, who has devolved into a little player, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Hakim Ziyech appear certain to depart in the summer. Todd Boehly spent a tonne of money over the past two transfer windows on restocking the roster with new players. After spending £600 million on 17 new players, the Chelsea owner has stated that this summer will be different and that the team must be trimmed and reshaped.
They also disclosed losses of £121.3 million for the fiscal year 2021–2022, albeit they did mention “extraordinary expenses and loss of revenue” brought on by the former owner Roman Abramovich being forced to sell the team due to sanctions. Chelsea must cut the squad and rebuild the club this summer due to a poor season, which has left them with difficult decisions. Graham Potter, a former manager of Chelsea, said that having too many players made it difficult to keep everyone happy. Eventually, he failed to find the recipe for creating a successful and happy dressing room.
Finding the ideal dynamic and harmonic group is always the hardest task, and it is impossible if there are frustrated, disillusioned players who are aware they will not play. Even if selling homegrown players is almost certain to splinter the support, reducing the numbers would balance the books and be crucial in improving the environment.