This summer is indeed very hectic at Stamford Bridge. With Champions League winners like Drogba, kalou and Bosingwa allowed to leave the club, arrivals were expected.
But the arrivals have been nothing short of spectacular. Right from Eden Hazard, who had half of Europe rushing to sign him to the diminutive German Winger, Marko Marin, once dubbed the German Messi, Chelsea have brought in acclaimed youngsters. The arrivals certainly do not stop there. There is Oscar, the Brazilian, who forced his away into the Brazilian set up ahead of the much vaunted Paulo Henrique Ganso. These signings have cost the club a lot of money but that has not deterred the Blues from scouring the transfer market for other signings.
The Hulk saga has gone for as long as one can remember. The fact that there are third party rights involved, thus pushing his transfer price to astronomical levels is not helping matters either. But Victor Moses, the pacy winger from Wigan is another matter. The only sticky point of transfer fees has been understood to be in its final stages and it should be no surprise if he comes in before this weekend's Community Shield clash against Manchester City.
The latest rumours relate to Blues signing a certain Brazilian right back Wallace Dos Santos. He is a very young but talented player, not really expected to step up to the first team in the short term. The move for Marseille right full back Azipullieta still seems to be in motion as far as Chelsea are concerned.
Although the signing bring definite improvements in age and refresh the aging Chelsea squad, one would do well to remember that these are young and unproven in the premier league. Blues fans should not expect overnight miracles, in fact, some bad results might come their way while the youngsters take their time to adjust to the rigours of the tough league they would play in.
Another concern is that Chelsea attacking force seems to have lost some experience. Apart from Lampard and Torres, the new signings have to take Chelsea forward. Perhaps the comment by Di Matteo to let Hazard take his time may be seen in this light. He understands the daunting task of converting potential into world class performers and it is not an easy one.738123