Chelsea is a club that has a fairly large budget. They quite often buy players at a fairly expensive price.
Romelu Lukaku is currently listed as the most expensive player Chelsea has ever bought. The Belgian striker was bought from Inter Milan for 115 million euros in the transfer market this summer.
In addition to buying, Chelsea also very often sell their players in the transfer market. The Blues have even sold some of their players to fellow Premier League clubs at very expensive prices.
Here are five Chelsea players who were sold to Premier League clubs at the most expensive prices.
Nathan Ake broke into Chelsea’s first-team squad in 2012. However, he fell short of the competition to make just seven appearances during his five years at the north London club.
As a result, Chelsea often lend Ake to the club to increase his flying hours. He had loan spells with Reading, Watford and Bournemouth.
Ake showed a pretty impressive performance at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth then bought him permanently for 22.8 million euros in 2017.
Kurt Zouma did not get much playing time during his time at Chelsea. As a result, the Blues decided to part ways with the player recently.
Zouma was sold to West Ham in the transfer market this summer. The Blues released him to David Moyes’ club for 35 million euros.
The former Stoke City player left Chelsea after making 151 appearances for the club. Zouma managed to score 10 goals and six assists from these appearances.
Chelsea first recruited Romelu Lukaku in 2011. At that time, the Belgian bomber was imported from Anderlecht for a transfer value of 15 million euros.
Unfortunately, Lukaku was unable to show his sharpness after coming to Stamford Bridge. He failed to score in 15 games with the Blues.
After undergoing a loan spell at West Ham, Chelsea loaned Lukaku to Everton in 2013. The club nicknamed The Toffees then redeemed Lukaku permanently the following season for 35.3 million euros.
Nemanja Matic has had a fairly successful career during his time at Chelsea. He managed to win two Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge.
However, Chelsea decided to sell Matic to Manchester United in 2017. The Serbian midfielder moved to Old Trafford for 44.7 million euros.
Matic has played 154 games in all competitions in two spells with Chelsea. He scored seven goals and 19 assists from those appearances.
Juan Mata |
Juan Mata was Chelsea’s best player in the 2012-2013 season. He performed well for the Blues and managed to lead the club to the Europa League title.
Unfortunately, the following season Mata did not get a place under the care of Jose Mourinho. He was then sold to Manchester United in the 2014 winter transfer window.
Chelsea released Mata to Old Trafford for a transfer value of 44.7 million euros. The player left Stamford Bridge after making 135 appearances for the club.