Broja, 22, returned to the Blues matchday squad towards Aston Villa for the primary time since 2022 after his return from a severe ACL damage.
The ahead got here off the bench for the ultimate 11 minutes, however was unable to stop a 1-0 defeat to Unai Emery’s facet. The outcome leaves Chelsea in 14th place within the Premier League desk, with only one win from their opening 5 high flight fixtures this season.
The west London membership spent over €450 million through the summer time window, with the likes of Moises Caicedo (€116m), Romeo Lavia (€62.1m) and Christopher Nkunku (€60m) transferring to Stamford Bridge for giant cash.
Nonetheless, because of their elaborate spending since Todd Boehly took over as proprietor in 2022, a number of gross sales had been sanctioned through the window.
Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic had been among the many names to depart Chelsea this summer time, together with Kalidou Koulibaly, Christian Pulisic, Edouard Mendy, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ethan Ampadu and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Conor Gallagher and Trevoh Chalobah had been each linked with a transfer away too, however neither had been granted an exit and the previous has worn the captain’s armband on a number of events this season.
Broja might have left Chelsea
One other participant who might have left Chelsea was Armando Broja. Based on Fabrizio Romano, the Blues rejected “greater than three mortgage and everlasting bids” for the 22-year-old.
Broja scored one purpose and supplied one help in 18 appearances for the Blues throughout an injury-hit 2022-23 marketing campaign, whereas he bagged six Premier League targets on mortgage at Southampton the season prior.
He at present has an Expected Transfer Value (xTV) of €25m, which has fallen from a peak of €41.7m again in October 2022.
Broja has 5 years left on his Chelsea contract, having signed an extension in September final yr.