Chelsea were one of the most active Premier League clubs during the summer transfer window, signing a total of six players for a combined total of £75 million.
Such exorbitance was stimulated by criticism of Chelsea's slower tempo, with many claiming that their squad was “too old”, despite the fact that they won the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League last term. The likes of John Terry (31), Frank Lampard (34), and Didier Drogba (34) were soon given the moniker of “the old guard”.
And though many of the team’s aging stars remain vital cogs in the Chelsea machine, Roberto Di Matteo's recent investment has resulted in a more vibrant and sprightly team, capable of bringing the club success for a number of years into the future.
This article takes a closer look at the potential of each of the summer signings.