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Boehly may promote Sterling and signal “relentless” £40m star for Chelsea


Chelsea ended their 2023/24 marketing campaign with a win on Sunday as they secured all three factors with a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.

Moises Caicedo scored an outrageous purpose from the midway line to open the scoring within the first half earlier than Raheem Sterling struck simply after the break, with an personal purpose from Benoit Badiashile serving as merely a comfort for the away facet.

The Blues completed sixth within the Premier League desk, three factors forward of Newcastle United, to make sure that they may return to European soccer subsequent season, after a 12 months away from it.

With the marketing campaign wrapped up and completed for the London giants, Mauricio Pochettino and Todd Boehly can now flip their consideration to the upcoming switch window.

The Chelsea chiefs might look to enhance the taking part in squad over the approaching weeks and months to organize them to enhance on their sixth-placed end within the Premier League, while additionally strengthening the group to have the ability to compete in Europe.

With this in thoughts, Pochettino may brutally ditch one among Sunday’s scorers – Sterling – by securing a deal to signal one of many membership’s reported switch targets.

Chelsea’s curiosity in Championship star

Earlier this month, TEAMtalk named Chelsea as one among a lot of groups serious about a attainable swoop to signal Leeds United star Crysencio Summerville.

The report claimed that a number of sides are contemplating an method to signal the spectacular Dutch winger within the upcoming summer season window to bolster their respective assaults.

It acknowledged that Newcastle United and Aston Villa have each been sending scouts to look at the previous Feyenoord teen in motion, while there’s real curiosity from the Blues.

Leeds winger Crysencio Summerville

In the meantime, incoming Liverpool boss Arne Slot, who is about to reach from Summerville’s former membership Feyenoord, has added the 22-year-old magician to his checklist of targets forward of his first switch window at Anfield.

TEAMtalk acknowledged that Leeds have positioned an asking worth of as much as £40m on the ahead’s head however that might be decreased to round £35m in the event that they fail to earn promotion to the Premier League.

Daniel Farke’s facet have a Championship play-off ultimate conflict with Southampton to return at Wembley on Sunday and the golf equipment could also be rooting for the Saints to return out on high, because it appears as if it could save them round £5m on Summerville ought to they pursue a deal for him.

Bringing the right-footed dynamo to Stamford Bridge may, then, unlock house within the squad for Chelsea to ruthlessly promote Sterling forward of subsequent season.

Why Chelsea ought to money in on Raheem Sterling

Per Capology, the previous Manchester Metropolis star is the best earner within the squad on a staggering wage of £325k-per-week – £75k-per-week greater than Reece James in second on the checklist.


Cole Palmer is alleged to be on £75k-per-week and Noni Madueke is on simply £50k-per-week, with Sterling topping the charts for the Blues this season.

Nevertheless, the winger’s performances within the Premier League through the 2023/24 marketing campaign don’t recommend that the membership received worth for cash on that £325k-per-week.

He ranked third within the squad for targets (eight), fifth for assists (4), and ninth for key passes per recreation (1.0), which reveals that he didn’t paved the way for Pochettino in any key attacking metric.

Chelsea’s most wasteful finishers

23/24 Premier League



xG differential

Nicolas Jackson




Enzo Fernandez




Malo Gusto




Raheem Sterling




Marc Cucurella




Stats by way of WhoScored

The truth is, as you possibly can see within the desk above, Sterling underperformed in entrance of targets with eight strikes from 9.42 xG and solely three gamers had been extra wasteful than him.

This reveals that the attacker has been below-par as a finisher for Chelsea within the division, as a mean participant would have been anticipated to attain not less than yet one more purpose primarily based on the standard of probabilities that had been created for him by his teammates.

Sterling additionally ended the season with simply 4 assists to his title, which doesn’t recommend that he made him up for his lacklustre ending with excellent creativity.


In March, Chelsea had been reportedly contemplating offloading the 29-year-old dud in the summertime, and Pochettino should press forward with these plans by signing Summerville to interchange him.

Why Chelsea ought to signal Crysencio Summerville

While Sterling turns 30 this 12 months and is heading in the direction of the later levels of his profession, the Leeds star is a vibrant younger expertise who might be a future star for a few years to return at Elland Street.

Chelsea benefitted from taking an opportunity on a younger participant final summer season after they snapped up 21-year-old Cole Palmer from Manchester Metropolis, who went on to attain 22 targets and supply 11 assists within the Premier League.

Summerville, 22, received the Championship Participant of the Season award final month and his performances this season recommend that he has the potential to be an enormous participant for the Blues if he could make the step as much as the top-flight.

23/24 season

Crysencio Summerville (Championship)

Cole Palmer (Premier League)




Sofascore score









Huge probabilities created






Stats by way of Sofascore

As you possibly can see within the desk above, the Dutch award-winner loved the same season to Palmer, albeit at a decrease stage, together with his means to attain and create targets at an distinctive charge.

The Whites wizard, who was lauded as “relentless” in his motion off the ball by analyst Ben Mattinson, ranked inside the highest 1% of attacking midfielders and wingers within the Championship for shot-creating actions per 90 (6.10), the highest 12% for non-penalty targets per 90 (0.39), and the highest 4% for Anticipated Assisted Objectives per 90 (0.30).

This reveals that the younger star was among the finest attackers within the division at scoring targets from open play and creating high-quality probabilities for his teammates.


Chelsea star who had extra touches than Palmer should be bought this summer season

The Blues ought to ruthlessly money in on the defender within the upcoming summer season switch window.

Due to this fact, Chelsea may probably enhance their squad by touchdown the thrilling expertise, who outscored his xG by 2.49, to interchange the underperforming and highly-paid Sterling this summer season, if Pochettino may assist him to translate his excellent Championship type over to the Premier League.