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After a tumultuous start to the summer, Chelsea emerges relatively unharmed and ready to start again

After a tumultuous start to the summer, Chelsea emerges relatively unharmed and ready to start again

When this window of transfer opened, the big and annoying question for Chelsea was whether Roman Abramovich was still interested in his club.

At the time, the Russian owner denied a United Kingdom visa and what it could do for the future, but the merciful development for Stamford Bridge supporters is that it did not necessarily hinder business in the club. In fact, Chelsea has arguably enjoyed their most proactive window since 2014.

They signed the lynchpin midfielder that Maurizio Sarri requires for his style in Jorginho, while beating Manchester City to the player's signature in the process. This was followed by the purchase of the most expensive goalkeeper in history at Kepa Arrizabalaga and a promising Real Madrid loan agreement Mateo Kovacic. More significantly, they held Eden Hazard.

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The Belgian recalled in May how important it was for Chelsea to make competitive purchases, and can at least be encouraged by what he did, if he was not thrown out.