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Sevilla show Chelsea a smarter way to spend

Timo Werner was part of Chelsea’s £220 million transfer splurge

LONDON – Chelsea’s huge transfer spend has so far failed to deliver the expected return on investment as Frank Lampard’s men continue to leak goals at an alarming rate.

The Blues splashed pound sterling220 million ($284 million, 242 million euros) on Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech and Edouard Mendy, while Thiago Silva joined from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

By contrast, even the European elite were more cautious as Real Madrid did not make a single signing, Barcelona tried to offload big salaries and Leroy Sane was the only major arrival at Bayern Munich.

Yet, Chelsea are far from being considered among the principal contenders as the Champions League returns this week, as Lampard has so far failed to find…

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