The economy and good staff management are reasons why Chelsea should now get rid of many of their fringe and loaned players rather than continue to bench them or loan them out. The economic concept is called “the the time value of moneyNow I know as much about economics as a bird does about quantum mechanics, but here’s what the term means,
Time Value of Money (TVM) is the concept that the money you have now is worth more than the same amount in the future because of its potential earning capacity. This fundamental principle of finance holds that, provided that money can earn interest, any money is worth the sooner it is received. TVM is also sometimes referred to as present present value.
So you may be wondering, what does this have to do with Chelsea? The answer is a lot. This applies to the group of players who are either fringe players, bench players or perennial lenders from whom Chelsea make a paltry sum in loan fees when they should sell them directly and apply those funds to acquisitions of better ones. players. And the Blues have a ton of these players that should be sold immediately.
the the list is as long as your arm of this type of player who could be sold immediately if there are no plans to integrate them into the first team. Let’s take a look to see who fits this dynamic. Firstly, there are veteran players who have not reached the level of Chelsea or who are not in favor. Let’s list them and, for the sake of argument, see what their transfermarkt values are and assume they’re pretty accurate. The most notable in this category are: Tiemoue Bakayoko, valued at $ 20 million; Ruben Loftus-Cheek, valued at $ 18 million; American Matt Miazga, $ 3M; Ross Barkley, $ 22 million; Michy Batshuayi, $ 11 million; Ethan Ampadu, $ 16.5 million; Davide Zappacosta, $ 8.8M; and, Kenedy, $ 11 million.
Current roster players also in this category may include: Kepa Arrizabalaga, $ 14.3 million (Ouch!); Marcos Alonso, $ 13.2 million; Emerson, $ 13.2 million; Baba Rahman, $ 2.2 million; and Danny Drinkwater, $ 3.3 million. In addition, three very good players who could be on Thomas Tuchel’s bubble for whatever reason are: Tammy Abraham, $ 41.8M; Callum Hudson-Odoi, $ 35.2M; and Olivier Giroud, $ 4.40 million. None of the three should be sold unless they stay on Tuchel’s bench.
Victor Moses has already been sold recently for $ 5.5 million with a market value of $ 7.15 million. That’s about 75% of Moses’ transfer value. So using that as a barometer, for the sake of this discussion (this won’t happen in reality since all of these players would never be sold at the same time and some maybe not at all, for example Ampadu), let’s see this that Chelsea could achieve if all these players were sold at 75% of the value of transfermarkt: Bakayoko: $ 15 million; Loftus-Cheek, $ 15 million; Miazga, $ 2.25 million; Barkley, $ 16.5; Batshuayi, $ 8.25 million; Ampadu, $ 12.3 million; Zappacosta, $ 6.6M; Kenedy, $ 8.25; Arrizabalaga, $ 10.7 million; Alonso, $ 9.9 million; Emerson, $ 9.9 million; Drinking water, $ 1.65 million; Abraham, $ 31.35; Hudson-Odoi, $ 26.4 million; and Giroud, $ 3.3 million.
Here’s the total at 75% of their transfermarkt value: $ 177.35 million (if my math is correct). This is an interesting number because some of these players would probably bring in over 75% of the value, players like Abraham and Hudson-Odoi if they were to be sold. Despite this, if hypothetically Chelsea were to deal with all of these players and realize that $ 177million, they could buy Erling Haaland at full cost and have some money eventually left over. In addition, they certainly need to have a budget allocated outside of sales that could be spent on another high-level center-back or any position they feel needs strengthening following the loss of these players. A left-back would likely be needed, but Alonso and Emerson are highly unlikely to leave.
So the real focus of this drill is this, Chelsea have resources at their disposal if they sell some, most or even all of these players. As Tuchel used his team, it looks like little would be wasted by selling almost any of them. Outside of Hudson-Odoi and Arrizabalaga, none of them received much failure from Tuchel during his midseason tenure. (Note: it says here that a new save keeper must absolutely be purchased to spell Edouard Mendy and Arrizabalaga must be sold regardless of the loss of previous investment. Just a notice.).
Chelsea should simply sell as many of these players as it makes sense and use the funds for players who will actually contribute to the squad. If additional players are needed, tap into the immense talent pool of the academy with players such as Tino Anjorin, Tino Livramento, Armando Broja, Conor Gallagher, Mark Guehi, Malang Sarr, Trevoh Chalobah, Henry Lawrence, Ian Maatsen, Jude Soonsup-Bell and so on.
It’s an impressive list of great young players who could step in if necessary. There is no doubt that they should at least have that possibility. There is no doubt that many of them will excel. Think back to two years ago when I was young Tariq Lamptey was put on the pitch by then manager Frank Lampard. In his first appearance, he electrified the team with his breakneck pace and helped secure a result in the game. He was brilliant. However, he left for Brighton after the season as it was the only opportunity he had ever had in the Chelsea first team. What all the fans could see the club could not. It was sold for a measly $ 3.63 million in a truly gruesome sale. His current transfermarkt value is $ 19.8 million.
It was a bad decision for Chelsea at the time and it will likely get worse in the future. What the club need now is to adopt a comprehensive strategy for the players that seeks to minimize these eventualities in the future. This happens by selling fringe players and lenders who will never see the first team; by buying only the best players; and, filling in the gaps with their own young academy players. It’s not rocket science, it’s just common sense and a good personnel strategy. Hopefully they will come to this realization and implement it.