Bad Beats, New Signings and an Uneven Summer Mark Chelsea’s Transition

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Sports Illustrated

By Jonathan Wilson The first full post-Roman Abramovich season is upon Chelsea, which has missed out on some desired signings and has the look of a power in need entering 2022-23. View the original article to see embedded media. Preseason doesn’t matter—except for when it does. Friendlies are always an unreliable guide to the season ahead because nobody ever quite knows how committed players are or what stage they are at in their fitness work. But Thomas Tuchel’s concern after Chelsea’s 4–0 defeat to Arsenal in Orlando on the penultimate weekend in July was real enough. “I look at the last sea…

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