Chelsea ‘had pants pulled down’ in £300m January transfer splurge with Blues still way off Man City, claims Murphy

CHELSEA had their “pants taken down” after splashing over £300million in the January transfer window.

That is according to Danny Murphy, who claims the Blues paid over the odds and still have a team in which the majority of their starting line-up would never make it at Manchester City.

Danny Murphy believes Chelsea had their “pants taken down” in the January transfer windowThe Sun

Chelsea broke the transfer record by signing Enzo FernandezGetty

The West Londoners had a very busy January transfer window that saw owner Todd Boehly spend a staggering £326m on eight signings.

In fact, Graham Potter’s side spent as much this month as the entire Premier League did in January 2022.

Chelsea also shattered the British transfer record by splurging a whopping £107m for Enzo Fernandez on deadline day.

But Murphy claims the London giants were “bent over” as he believes Fernandez doesn’t justify the highest fee in Premier League history.

The Liverpool hero admits the 2022 World Cup’s Best Young Player is a good midfielder but not as good as City’s Rodri and Manchester United’s Casemiro.

Murphy told talkSPORT: “I think they are overpaying for players and I still don’t think the majority of their first XI gets anywhere near City’s team.

“Not really [impressed].

“I watched a few of his [Fernandez] games live. He’s decent, but not worth £100m. They’ve been absolutely bent over there.


“He’s a good midfielder, tenacious, young, gets on the ball and is brave. But he’s not Rodri, not Casemiro.

“They are overspending on players and people are seeing them coming and they are taking their pants down.”

Chelsea also signed Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke, Joao Felix, Benoit Badiashile, Malo Gusto, David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos.

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