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Opinion: Chelsea were right to sign Kalidou Koulibaly at the time


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Chelsea confirmed the departure of Kalidou Koulibaly to Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia on Sunday and I wanted to give a little shout out and tribute to the players I feel deserve it when they leave. First of all, I want to say that in my opinion, signing Koulibaly at the time was not a […]

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No, no we were not. He was too far into decline when we signed him. You could see it already in the 2020/21 season. He bounced back a bit in 2021/22, but not enough, as it turns out, to warrant such a large fee and salary.

I say this as a person who thought for a 2 or 3 year period he was close to, if not the best CB on the planet, with only prime VVD to rival him.

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