If there was a poll to determine the most disappointing player Chelsea signed in 2020, who would get your vote?

It was a transfer splurge no Chelsea fan will forget. After going two windows without buying anybody — one due to a FIFA embargo, the other out of choice — a club-record £200 million-plus was spent on five players: Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech and Edouard Mendy. Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr also joined as free agents.

One suspects Werner’s goalscoring issues, Havertz’s inconsistent form, given the talk about him being a generational talent and Chilwell’s spell on the sidelines this season might attract a bit of negative support. However, all three started and made their mark in the Champions League final victory in May. For many people, the fact Havertz scored the winner that night makes his fee, which could reach £90 million, value for money whatever happens next.

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