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On This Day: 2023- Chelsea sign Malo Gusto

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On this day 1 year ago…

Chelsea’s most important signing in years? On this day one year ago, Chelsea confirmed the signing of Malo Gusto from Ligue 1 side Lyon for a fee rumoured to be just under £30m, an absolute bargain in this market.

Despite agreeing to join Chelsea in January, part of the agreement was for Gusto to spend the rest of the season at Lyon before joining up for pre-season.

The Frenchman saw a lot of criticism come his way over the summer as he was only going to ‘sit on the bench’ but that couldn’t have been further from the truth. Since the start of the season Gusto has made 19 appearances in all competitions, the majority coming in the league.

One setback Gusto has suffered other than a couple of minor injuries was his controversial red card against Aston Villa back in September.

In recent weeks Gusto has also proved he has the ability to play on the left just as much as the right. With his ability he can manage the workload of Reece James and himself be pivotal on the left.

He may have joined a year ago and been at the club for six months but Gusto has slotted in like he’s been here for years and has a Wembley final to look face next month.

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