After being hit with a transfer ban 12 months ago, the revolving door at Stamford Bridge is back up and running and hasn’t stopped spinning this summer.
Incoming players Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva and now Edouard Mendy have dominated the headlines, part of a £220million spending spree.
But dozens of other players from Chelsea’s enormous squad have left, whether on permanent deals like Willian, Pedro and Mario Pasalic, or out on loan like Michy Batshuayi, Ethan Ampadu and Davide Zappacosta.
With the transfer window open until October 5, Frank Lampard’s thinning of personnel is far from finished.
The expensive new arrivals will increase competition but consign some to a season on the bench or on the sidelines.
We take a closer look at some of the Chelsea outcasts who may yet depart before the window closes.