Much of the transfer news surrounding Frank Lampard’s time at Chelsea, has been regarding ncomings.
In his first summer window, the club were placed under a transfer embargo, with the club legend opting to blood a number of the academy’s talented youngsters.
That strategy changed in 2020 however, as Lampard, backed by Roman Abramovich riches, brought in seven players at a cost of more than £200million.
In terms of outgoings, Chelsea’s tactic has long been to loan huge swathes of their huge squad out.
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Lampard has seen experienced first-team members leave after their contract expired, with Willian, Pedro and Gary Cahill all departing on free transfers.
Eden Hazard was also sold for more than £100m just before he became the club’s manager.
But since his appointment at the start of delay, the Blues have still managed to bring some money into the club.
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David Luiz (to Arsenal, £8m)
The Brazilian divided opinion throughout his two spells at Stamford Bridge and has done similar since his move across the capital.
Reports suggested that Lampard and Luiz didn’t see eye-to-eye over the future of the club, with Luiz missing a pre-season training session prior to his departure.
Initially signed by Unai Emery, the central defender has struggled for consistency at times, but has remained a regular – even with Emery’s departure from the club.
Mikel Arteta has used Luiz in his back-three, starting in the FA Cup final win over Lampard’s men in August.
Has been suffering with injury problems in the early weeks of the season and faces another spell on the sidelines.
Michael Hector (to Fulham, £5m)
The defender failed to make a senior appearance during his four years at Stamford Bridge. Despite signing for Fulham in September, his contract with the club didn’t start until January.
Even though that was the case, the 28-year-old trained with Scott Parker’s side until he was able to play in 2020.
Hector played 19 times as Fulham won promotion back to the Premier League via the play-offs.
He started Fulham’s first three games of this season, but after conceding 10 goals, Parker decided to shuffle his deck, with Hector out of the picture for the meantime.
Kenneth Omeruo (to Leganes, £4.5m)
Another that failed to make a single appearance for the Blues, Omeruo completed a permanent exit in 2019 after six loan spells in seven seasons.
Leganes opted to sign him after a season-long the previous year, but after making 23 appearances, the Spanish outfit were relegated from La Liga.
Omeruo has remained a regular for Leganes in the second tier, with Legan sitting in fourth after eight games.
Alvaro Morata (to Atletico Madrid, £31.5m)
Two days after Lampard’s appointment, Morata’s permanent return to Atleti was confirmed.
The 2019/20 season saw him play for Diego Simeone on loan. In 34 games, the striker netted 12 times in the league, although his most memorable moment came in the Champions League.
With Atletico’s tie with Liverpool hanging in the balance, Morata came off the bench to score the clinching third goal on the night – eliminating the holders from the competition.
Despite a good season in Spain, the arrival of Luis Suarez meant he moved down the pecking order and was loaned back to former club Juventus.
The Italians have an option to make the deal permanent for €45m, or can extend his stay for another 12-months on loan.
Morata has one goal for Juventus this season, but did have a staggering three goals conceded during their Champions League defeat to Barcelona earlier this week.
Mario Pasalic (to Atalanta, (£13.5m)
The Croatian international was a key part of the Atalanta side that were minutes away from a Champions League semi final.
He scored nine times in Serie A, as well as scoring against Manchester City in Europe.
Pasalic scored their only goal in the quarter final vs PSG, only to see two goals in injury times knock them out in heartbreaking fashion.
Atalanta are sixth in the league after the opening month, as well as finding themselves second in their Champions League group, which also includes Liverpool.
Rio Ferdinand described the decision to sell Pasalic as “crazy” it remains to be seen whether he will be one that got away.
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