Departed: David Luiz (£40m), Ashley Cole (free), Samuel Eto’o (free), Frank Lampard (free), Henrique Hilario (free), Thorgan Hazard (loan), Demba Ba (£4.7m), Patrick van Aanholt (undisclosed), Ryan Bertrand (loan), Romelu Lukaku (£28m), Gael Kakuta (loan), Tomas Kalas (loan), Victor Moses (loan), Patrick Bamford (loan), Josh McEachran (loan), Marko Marin (loan), Marco Van Ginkel (loan), Nathaniel Chalobah (loan), Christian Atsu (loan), Fernando Torres (loan)
Arrived: Cesc Fabregas (£27m), Diego Costa (£32m), Mario Pasalic (£2.4m), Filipe Luis (undisclosed), Didier Drogba (free), Loic Remy (£8m)
Summary: Jose Mourinho set about the transfer window to enforce his attack and bring in the right players for his midfield. Jose may not be the epitome of smart business but he is one for quick and decisive business. Bringing in the players he needs as quick as possible.
There is a gaping hole in Chelsea’s defense following the departure of David Luiz but the money made in the deal is quite admirable. Following the departure of Asley Cole, Morinho brought in Fillipe Luis who was phenomenal for Atletico Madrid and Mourinho let Eto’o and Lukaku go and he replaced them with Diego Costa who has four goals in three games so far, Drogba who has knowledge of the premier league and Chelsea football club and Loic Remy who was fantastic for Newcastle last season. Cesc Fabregas has been magnificent for Chelsea in midfield bringing in the stability they so dearly needed.
Van Aanholt and Hilaro were also finally moved on and club legend Frank Lampard left following his decision not to renew his Chelsea contract.
Torres has been moved out on loan to AC Milan and if he doesn’t find his scoring touch, the deal may become permanent, Victor Moses moved tyo stoke on a season long loan Christian Atsu and Marko Marin are also among others moved out on loan owing to the sheer size of the Chelsea squad.