With the transfer window now closed in the Premier League and a number of other European countries, we round up a busy few months of transfer activity for Chelsea.
Deadline day in England, Germany, Spain, France and Italy was on Monday, while the windows in Portugal and the Netherlands shut on Tuesday. Domestic deals between Premier League and EFL clubs can still take place until October 16, and a handful of other leagues’ windows remain open, including Russia and Switzerland. Here we list all the comings and goings for our professional players...
Ziyech and Werner arrive
Chelsea completed deals for Hakim Ziyech in February, and Timo Werner in June. That duo were the first to arrive at Cobham, beginning training in July.
Chilwell and Thiago Silva bolster defence
Our first confirmed signings during the transfer window were a trio of new defenders, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva. Chilwell joined from Leicester, and Thiago Silva following his release from PSG having not long prior captained them in the Champions League final.
Sarr, meanwhile, was also a free agent and has since departed on loan to Porto.
Havertz and Mendy complete signing picture
Kai Havertz was our next confirmed transfer. The German star joined from Bayer Leverkusen in the first week of September.
Our final signing prior to the close of the Premier League window was Edouard Mendy, the Senegalese goalkeeper who arrived from Rennes in Ligue 1.
Pedro and Willian bid farewell
In August we said goodbye to two wingers who served the Blues with great distinction, Pedro and Willian, following the expiry of their contracts. The Spaniard joined Roma on a free contract, while Willian headed to north London and Arsenal.
- read our tribute to Pedro- read our tribute to Willian
Other permanent transfers and departures
Two young players, Xavier Mbuyamba and Teddy Sharman-Lowe, have arrived from Barcelona and Burton Albion respectively. Goalkeeper Sharman-Lowe immediately returned to Burton on loan, and defender Mbuyamba has joined our development squad.
In terms of outgoings, Jacob Maddox signed for Vitoria in Portugal on a permanent deal having been a member of our Academy since the age of 14. That is the same club young goalkeeper Nicolas Tie joined this summer.
Mario Pasalic finalised a move to Atalanta in June. That is the club he had been on loan at, with the same going for Nathan and Atletico Mineiro.
Josh Grant, Richard Nartey and Marcel Lavinier were released by the club. Grant has since joined Bristol Rovers, and Lavinier is at Tottenham.
Starting with those players who will be spending the 2020/21 campaign in the Premier League, Ruben Loftus-Cheek headed a couple of miles down the road to Fulham on deadline day. Ross Barkley is at Aston Villa this term, and Ethan Ampadu is continuing his development with Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United.
After successful spells at Charlton and Swansea in the Championship, Conor Gallagher has temporarily switched to Premier League new boys West Brom. Striker Michy Batshuayi has returned to Crystal Palace on loan, having spent the second half of 2018/19 there.
Three Chelsea players have headed to England’s second tier for the season. Izzy Brown is at Sheffield Wednesday, Jamal Blackman also in Yorkshire at Rotherham, and Marc Guehi remains at Swansea after a successful spell at the Liberty Stadium earlier this year.
Luke McCormick is in League One at Bristol Rovers, and fellow Academy midfielders Tariq Uwakwe and Jon Russell have headed to Accrington Stanley. Young goalkeepers Jamie Cumming and Ethan Wady have joined Stevenage and Dartford respectively.
Making his first move abroad is Trevoh Chalobah, who has linked up with Ligue 1 side Lorient for the campaign. Armando Broja, who made his Chelsea debut against Everton last season, has embarked on his maiden loan, Vitesse Arnhem the destination.
Our other players heading to the Netherlands are Marco van Ginkel (who has rejoined PSV), George McEachran (MMV Mastricht) and Juan Castillo (AZ Alkmaar).
Those deals all happened on the final day of the Dutch window.
There will be Chelsea representation across the border in Belgium, too, with Ike Ugbo at Cercle Brugge and Matt Miazga at Anderlecht.
Other players who are out on loan for 2020/21 are Tiemoue Bakayoko (Napoli), Davide Zappacosta (Genoa), Lucas Piazon (Rio Ave), Kenedy (Granada), Lewis Baker (Trabzonspor) and Danilo Pantic (Cuckaricki).