A new era in Chelsea’s storied history gets underway in earnest as the 2023-24 season begins. The squad and indeed the coaching staff are unrecognisable from the group that ended 2022-23 at Stamford Bridge, with the club evidently desperate to consign a nightmare campaign to the history books.
Chelsea are finally closing in on the midfielder despite Liverpool’s best efforts – and it’s just as well, because he will be intrinsic to their style.
Chelsea’s unprecedented summer clear-out and a smattering of new arrivals means new head coach Mauricio Pochettino inherits a rejuvenated – if incomplete – Blues squad, with muted anticipation for a more successful season ahead. Indeed, the only way is surely up. But how will Argentine tactician set up his side in what will be a watershed period in the Blues’ modern history?
Moises Caicedo is set to sign eight-year deal with Chelsea; midfielder has been given permission by Brighton to undergo a medical on Monday; the Blues will pay £100m for Caicedo, plus £15m in performance-related add-ons; Caicedo turned down a £111m move to Liverpool.