All eyes are undoubtedly on Chelsea this season as Frank Lampard splashed the cash. They have spent around £253million in the transfer window on acquiring some of the biggest names in football and will look to try and build on their fourth-placed finish in the Premier League last season.
Indeed, things have not started too well, so questions will have automatically been raised about whether the players they have signed have been worth the money they have spent. Bettors would be asking the same questions if they had not used online-betting.org for all their needs.
Lampard’s side will go head-to-head with division rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford after they kept a clean sheet in their goalless draw with Sevilla in their opening UEFA Champions League group game on Tuesday night.
The Daily Mail have complied an article in which they rank the Blues’ newest signings and have decided to provide them with a description and a grade for their performances so far.
Here is what they had to say, but in our own words…
BEN CHILWELL (£50m from Leicester)
They graded the former Leicester City left-back as the club’s best signing so far, but it is argued that might be down to the experience that he already has in the Premier League. They detail that Ben Chilwell has managed to fit in and settle the quickest despite his injury problems.
The 23-year-old, though, has started life at Stamford Bridge brightly, having scored and provided an assist on his full debut for the club against Crystal Palace in a league game. If he can continue this form, then there is no doubt that he can become a Chelsea legend in the making.
KAI HAVERTZ (£90m from Bayer Leverkusen)
Naturally, when a player costs £90 million, a number of eyes will be drawn to the player instantly. Kai Havertz has been raved about because of his performances for Bayer Leverkusen, however he has struggled to get going for Chelsea so far.
He has made a few mistakes, although the 21-year-old has also had a few moments as well, as he has scored goals and has provided assists. It is surely just a matter of time before he hits his stride in England – perhaps he is still finding it difficult because of the difference between English and German football?
EDOUARD MENDY (£22m from Rennes)
Edouard Mendy was the last piece of the puzzle Lampard looked to address this summer, and the goalkeeper has looked solid when called upon. However, in the games he has featured, he has hardly had too much to do so far.
There will be keen onlookers to see how he copes when he is forced to work harder, however things look good for now.
THIAGO SILVA (£0m from Paris Saint-Germain)
As experienced as the Brazilian is, he still managed to make a huge mistake in his debut for the Blues. He slipped and presented West Bromwich Albion a goal as they raced to a 3-0 lead in the first half – which was later salvaged.
However, he has since been the solid individual Chelsea would have hoped he would be as he has not seen a goal be scored when he does play. His ability to read the game remains as strong as ever and it looks as though he could build an effective core at the back with Mendy and Kurt Zouma, even if it is only for a year or two because of his age.
TIMO WERNER (£53m from RB Leipzig)
Timo Werner could probably split opinion with his performances at the moment, as some will have expected more from him, however he has shown that he can get things going sooner than later.
His last Premier League outing saw him score two good goals against Southampton in a disappointing 3-3 draw. £53 million was always considered a good price for the Germany international and if he can kick on, it will certainly be regarded as a bargain.
HAKIM ZIYECH (£38m from Ajax)
It is difficult to pass judgement on Hakim Ziyech at the moment, as he has only been able to make a couple of appearances. Nonetheless, Chelsea fans will want to see the player he was at Ajax as soon as possible.