English Premiership

Chelsea's transfers rated

2015-09-02 12:20

Cape Town - Chelsea's failure to land John Stones and PSG's Marquinhos (on deadline day) should not represent a total and utter failure in the transfer window.

Chelsea's transfers rated: 7/10

Players like John Terry and Cesc Fabregas don't become flops over night. Mourinho brought in Begovic to replace Cech and the Pedro signing was great work too. The failed pursuit of Stones will leave a sour taste but Kurt Zouma is more than capable cover. Falcao remains a gamble as cover for Diego Costa.

Transfer summary:

In: Nathan (Atletico Paraneanse, £4.5m), Asmir Begovic (Stoke, undisclosed), Falcao (Monaco, loan), Baba Rahman (Augsburg, undisclosed), Pedro (Barcelona, £22m), Kenedy (Fluminense, undisclosed), Papy Djilobodji (Nantes, £3m), Michael Hector (Reading, undisclosed)

Out: Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach, £5.8m), Gael Kakuta (Sevilla, undisclosed), Didier Drogba (released), Christian Atsu (Bournemouth, loan), Petr Cech (Arsenal, £10m) Nathan, Izzy Brown, Danilo Pantic, Dominic Solanke (All Vitesse Arnhem, loan), Marco van Ginkel (Stoke, loan) Tomas Kalas (Middlesbrough, loan), Patrick Bamford (Crystal Palace, loan), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid, undisclosed), Oriol Romeu (Southampton, £5m), Juan Cuadrado (Juventus, loan), Marko Marin (Trabzonspor, loan), Nathan Ake (Watford, loan), Victor Moses (West Ham, loan), Josh McEachran (Brentford, £500,000), Mohamed Salah (Roma, loan), Lucas Piazon (Reading, loan), Mario Pasalic (Monaco, loan), Michael Hector (Reading, loan)

Best bit of business: Obviously it's Pedro and for two reasons: 1) He is proven quality and 2) The deal was done right under Manchester United's noses.

Worst bit of business: Not convinced letting Cech join Arsenal was the smartest of moves but then again he had to be allowed to move on.

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