Chelsea in defensive drama on deadline day
Papy Djilobodji joined Chelsea from Nantes (Source: @ChelseaFC)

The transfer window for Chelsea this summer has been a strange one to say the least. Two players were brought into the club on today's deadline while a handful of new deals were handed out.

Two Deadline Day defenders

Chelsea's pursuit of John Stones ended unsuccessful, forcing the reigning champions to look elsewhere. Papy Djilobodji, a centre-half from Senegal, was signed from Nantes on a four-year deal. Also in the defensive department, boyhood Chelsea fan Michael Hector joined the Blues on a five-year deal from Championship side Reading.

The former will join the club immediately while the Hector will spend the remainder of the season on loan at Reading. Djilobodji has been capped by Senegal 12 times at the age of 27 while Hector recently earned his debut and a further five caps with Jamaica.

Loan moves galore

New contracts were handed out to both Izzy Brown and Victor Moses, having both agreed to four-year deals. Brown is currently on loan at Vitesse Arnhem in the Eredivisie while Victor Moses today joined West Ham on a season-long loan. Lucas Piazon was another shipped out on loan as he joined Reading, soon to be accompanied by Michael Hector.

Jeremie Boga moved to Ligue 1's Stade Rennes for the season while Alex Davey extended his stay at Peterborough until January. Islam Feruz also completed a season-long switch to Hibernian in Scotland.

A busy deadline day for Jose Mourinho's side with just the two new names coming in after failing to acquire their first choices. Plenty of loans to set a new club record of 32 players plying their trade outside the club while two players were rewarded with new four-year contracts. 

This summer's transfer window saw the West London club bring in eight new players while Petr Cech and Didier Drogba were among the eight to leave the club permanently. Radamel Falcao was brought in on loan with 32 players spending the 2015/16 campaign elsewhere.

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