10 Most Expensive Defenders in Chelsea History

This summer season, boldly paid over 60 million euros to acquire left defender Marc Cucurella from Brighton & Hove Albion. He is the latest in a long line of high-priced Chelsea defenders.

Defenders typically receive less funding from clubs than other positions. But teams generally are striving for greater excellence, and Chelsea is not an exception.

We analyze where Cucurella ranks among Chelsea’s most expensive defenders in light of this transaction.

We have provided it for you in this article. The top 10 most expensive Chelsea defenders are shown below. Go ahead and check each item off the list.

Davide Zappacosta

Many seasons back, Chelsea signed Davide Zappacosta from Roma for around 25 million euros. It is the tenth most expensive deal for a defender. Not many will remember him as he was a big flop.

David Luiz

Brazilian defender Luiz will go down as one of the best defenders in Chelsea history. He was signed for a fee of 26 million euros from Benfica. He takes the 9th spot here.

Adul-Rahman Baba

The young Ghanian hasn’t really played for the club before as has always gone out on loans. However, he will remain for a while on this record list as his fee was equal to that of David Luiz.

Richardo Calvalho

For a long time, the Portuguese remained Chelsea’s costliest defender before others took the title from him. He was signed by Porto for 30 million euros.

Juan Cuadrado

Cuadrado joined Chelsea for a whopping 31 million euros many seasons ago. He had decent seasons at the club before he moved back to Serie A.

David Luiz

After his initial departure, Chelsea resigned David Luiz from Paris St Germain for a fee higher than they bought him for the first time. However, his 35 million fees were less than what the club sold him for. Hence, you could say, “good business”.

Antonio Rudiger

German center back, Rudiger may have left Chelsea for for free but Chelsea paid a whopping 35 million euros for his services. This makes him joint fourth on this list.

Kalidou Koulibaly

The 38 million euro signing from Napoli occupies the third spot on the all-time list. The African is the second African player on this list after Baba Rahman.

Ben Chilwell

The second most expensive defender in Chelsea history is Ben Chilwell. The Englishman was signed by Frank Lampard from Leicester City for a staggering 50.2 million euros at the time. It was the most expensive until Cucurella happened.

Marc Cucurella

Former Brighton midfielder Marc Cucurella was signed in this window for a club record fee for a defender. How 65.3 million euro transfer fee is now the record spending for a defender by Chelsea. It remains to be seen if his career will match his transfer fee

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