Thomas Tuchel’s star signing of this transfer window has been received unsurprisingly well by fans. Raheem Sterling’s shock move from Man City is definitely one of the talking points of this transfer window, as the Englishman completed his £50m deal to Stamford Bridge. Almost 92% of fans rate Sterling as a good deal as Tuchel firmed up Chelsea’s attack.
Marc Cucurella was another signing poached from Premier League rivals, as the Brighton man secured his place at Stamford Bridge. Cucurella’s impressive defensive record with the Seagulls is sure to have coloured fans’ impressions of this move, as the deal was approved by more than nine out of ten supporters. But sitting top of the pile in approval is the arrival of Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli for £34m. The centre-back’s transfer was supported by a staggering 95% of more than 13,000 fans.
However the Chelsea board aren’t completely in tune with their fanbase, as one transfer is being criticised heavily. The exit of Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid on a free transfer has been judged harshly by Blues supporters, with two thirds of respondents considering the move to be a bad deal. In contrast, Romelu Lukaku’s exit seems to have been met with open arms as the forward was loaned out to Inter for £7.2m.
The Belgian star’s exit has been rated a good deal by just shy of 80% of Chelsea fans. Perhaps the temporary nature of the deal is why crowds are happy to accept the striker’s absence.