Chelsea had an active 2022 summer deadline day that included Marcos Alonso making the switch to FC Barcelona.
On the incoming front, meanwhile, Denis Zakaria joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign, whilst Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made a permanent switch from FC Barcelona.
Chelsea also signed Wesley Fofana Marc Cucurella, Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka, Gabriel Slonina and Cesare Casadei this summer.
All of those signings meant that Chelsea spent the most money of any club in Premier League history during the 2022 summer transfer window, with a total spend of £278.4m.
However, it is fair to say that Chelsea are not the finished article, and could still do with some fresh legs in certain areas of the pitch.
Looking at their squad, you would assume that a central midfielder would be the main target given Jorginho and N’Golo Kante are out of contract in the summer and the latter has injury issues.
However, Fabrizio Romano is of the opinion that Chelsea will move for a winger in January:
“I’ve had a few comments here from Chelsea fans wanting a new striker. After such a busy summer, it seems Blues supporters are still hoping for even more changes,” Romano said.
“Of course, with a new manager and hopefully soon a new sporting director coming in, it wouldn’t be too surprising, but I’m not sure they’ll make signings up front a priority right now.
“They signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Deadline Day … so honestly I think it could be about the wingers more than central strikers in January, as they also have Armando Broja, an excellent young player.
“But Chelsea haven’t made any decision yet, it will be during the World Cup and not now, as they’re still waiting for a new director after the crazy Christoph Freund story.”