2022/23 Pre-Season Briefing – Part Two: Transfers, Minutes And Milestones

From the official Chelsea FC website:

In the next part of our look ahead to 2022/23, we round up Chelsea’s transfer activity so far this summer and outline what landmarks could be reached in the coming months…

Summer moves


Raheem Sterling – Man City
Kalidou Koulibaly – Napoli
Omari Hutchinson – Arsenal
Eddie Beach – Southampton
Gabriel Slonina – Chicago Fire


Saul – Atletico Madrid (loan return)
Antonio Rudiger – Real Madrid
Andreas Christensen – Barcelona
Danny Drinkwater – Released
Charly Musonda – Released
Jake Clarke-Salter – Released, now QPR
George McEachran – Released
Thierno Ballo – Released
George Nunn – Derby
Karlo Ziger – Released, now HNK Gorica
Josh Tobin – Released


All for the season unless stated


Tino Anjorin – Huddersfield
Nathan Baxter – Hull
Ian Maatsen – Burnley


Lucas Bergstrom – Peterborough
Jamie Cumming – MK Dons
Henry Lawrence – MK Dons


Sam McClelland – Barrow


Ethan Wady – Woking


Prince Adegoke – Welling


Tiemoue Bakayoko – AC Milan
Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan


Bryan Fiabema (until November) – Rosenborg


Gabriel Slonina (until January) – Chicago Fire

Chelsea Premier League stats ranking 2021/22

Wins – 5th
Goals – 3rd
Inside box – 3rd
Outside box – 2nd
Clean sheets – 3rd
Saves – 18th
Shots – 3rd
On target – 3rd
Big chances missed – 4th
Woodwork – 4th
Penalties – 1st
Fouls – 7th
Fouled – 4th
Offsides – 4th
Passes – 3rd
Crosses – 5th
Corners – 3rd
Goals against – 18th
Mistakes leading to shot – 4th
Blocks – 18th
Own goals – 14th
Yellow cards – 10th
Red cards – 15th


17 Jul: Club America, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas W 2-1

21 Jul: Charlotte, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte D 1-1*

24 Jul: Arsenal, Camping World Stadium, Orlando L 0-4

29 Jul: Udinese, Dacia Arena, Udine W 3-1

30 Jul: Udinese, Dacia Arena, Udine W 2-0

Thirty-two players were involved in pre-season games.

Pre-season minutes

Mendy 288, Thiago Silva 265, Mount 260, Jorginho 256, James 244, Alonso 239, Havertz 235, Pulisic 235, Chalobah 231, Gallagher 223, Sarr 217, Ziyech 215, Ampadu 210, Azpilicueta 193, Emerson 189, Kovacic 187, R Sterling 183, Hudson-Odoi 181, Chilwell 164, Kenedy 128, Batshuayi 124, Arrizabalaga 116, Kante 97, Werner 97, Koulibaly 95, Loftus-Cheek 80, Bettinelli 71, Broja 48, Colwill 48, Barkley 46, Vale 36, Gilmour 24.

Pre-season scorers

Mount 2, Kante 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Pulisic 1, Sterling 1, Werner 1, Ziyech 1 (pen).

Summer moves (Chelsea Women)


Kadeisha Buchanan – Lyon
Eve Perisset – Bordeaux
Katerina Svitkova – West Ham
Lucy Watson – Sheffield Utd


Jonna Andersson – Hammarby
Ji So-Yun – Suwon FC
Drew Spence – Tottenham


Emma Thompson – Lewes

Summer international honours – Women

European Championships

Winners – Millie Bright, Jess Carter, Beth England, Fran Kirby

Runners-up – Ann-Katrin Berger

CONCACAF Championships

Runners-up – Jessie Fleming, Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada)

Upcoming Chelsea milestones (men)

Cesar Azpilicueta – Two appearances to 450th start in all competitions

Marcos Alonso – One appearance to 200th start in all competitions

Edouard Mendy – Seven appearances to 100 in all competitions

Ben Chilwell – Two appearances to 50th start in all competitions

Edouard Mendy – Two clean sheets to 50 in all competitions

Thomas Tuchel – Seven games to 100 in charge in all competitions

Upcoming club milestones

27 more goals to reach 2,000 in the Premier League.

One win in the Champions League to reach 100 in the competition.

Our next home League Cup game will be our 100th at the Bridge in the competition.

Three more goals in the League Cup to 400 in the competition.

Three more home goals to reach 300 in European competition.

Two more away goals to reach 200 in European competition.

Our next win against Fulham will be our 50th against them in all competitions.

Upcoming Chelsea milestones (women)

Magda Eriksson – One appearance to 150 in all competitions

Erin Cuthbert – Six appearances to 100 in the WSL

Beth England – Nine appearances to 100 in the WSL

Anne-Katrin Berger – Five appearances to 50 in the WSL

Sam Kerr – Four appearances to 50 in the WSL

Beth England – Five goals to 50 in the WSL

Erin Cuthbert – Five goals to 50 in all competitions

Sam Kerr – Eight goals to 50 in the WSL

Looking to extend unbeaten records

Versus Everton at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League to 28 games.

Looking to extend winning home sequence

Versus Newcastle in all competitions to 11 games.

Chelsea’s all-time top-flight league record

Played 3,512
Won 1,446
Drawn 903
Lost 1,163
Goals 5,412
Against 4,879
Goal difference +533





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