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3 Chelsea players who could leave in January

3 Players of Chelsea who could leave their club in January

It feels that the recent lifting of the transfer ban could not come at a better time for Chelsea Football Club. With the current setbacks they suffered against a relegation-threatened Everton at Goodison Park, they should not wait to let go of players that are not fitting the mould of the Football Club. Back in the summer of this year, when he was handed over the managerial baton from Maurizio Sarri, he had an incredible challenge to make Chelsea compete in the EPL and the UEFA Champions League with limited resources.

However, these young guns answered the doubters with some fearless football and secured their position within the top 4 of the table. The North London side was not only impressive in the domestic league, but also silenced their critics with a terrific performance in the group stages of the Champions League. While being in the good graces of the Football Gods, Frank Lampard also made sure that the supporters had plenty to cheer.

With the recent transfer of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, the ban and arrival of young manager turned to be inadvertently beneficial for the academy starlets. However, some of the senior players, on the other hand, have become a dry weight to The Blues. As a result, Lampard’s primary objective in the Winter Transfer Window will be the clearance of some deadwood alongside enhancing the wage bills.

This article would highlight on 3 Chelsea players who do not start in the First XI anymore and can fancy a transfer to any other club.

Here’s the all Three Chelsea Players who could leave in January

  1. Olivier Giroud

For Chelsea, this 2018 World Cup Winner has only featured in not more than five games. Four of these games were as a substitute. He is yet to score a goal this season for the club and cabe on his way out this upcoming transfer window.

Chelsea academy starlet Tammy Abraham has been firing on all cylinders this season for Chelsea. Alongside him, MichyBatshuyahi has come in handy in several UEFA games this season. All these factors have resulted in Giroud being a forgotten substitute this season. His talent and ability do not befit of hi being a third striker. As a result, he should be on the escape route out of the club this window. It could be the most determining factor for him to move on to some other club where he is positioned as the 1st striker.

With the rumour mill planning for Antonio Conte preparing for a reunion with the French man in Inter Milan, Crystal Palace is also keeping a close eye on the situation. Not only them, but two French powerhouses such as Lyon and Marseille are also keeping an eye on this target. It is merely up to the French striker to decide his future.

  1. Pedro Rodriguez

On and off the pitch, the Spaniard is facing a tough time. He is consistently unable to feature into Lampard’s match-day top XI. Not only this, but he is also dealing with a breakup issue at the moment. It feels like his end in the North London juggernaut are through, and a switch to a new club is the best thing he should do to resurrect his career.

Being alumni of the globally acclaimed La Masia Academy of Barcelona, Pedro had an illustrious career, both with the Spanish giants and the Red-and-Yellow. Despite winning the Champions League thrice and winning the World Cup, his best days are behind him. However, his exhilarating pace and ability to score goals still make him a significant asset in the top half of the pitch.

With the transfer of Hazard to Madrid, it was initially thought of the perfect opportunity for Pedro to fit in. However, the coach’s preference for injecting youth and resurrection of Wilian has made life difficult for him in the Stamford Bridge. Also, the incredible rise of Christian Pulisic has strengthened their attacking midfield manifold. Furthermore, Callum Hudson Odoi’s return from his injury has also added to his woes.

Previously, Pedro has expressed to return to Liga BBVA but the Turkish giant, Fenerbahche has turned out to be the leaders concerning his signature. Another possible destination for the former Catalan could be China.

  1. Marcos Alonso

Emerson’s recurring injury is the reason why Marcos Alonso is featuring in the first team on the regular side. By using Reece James against Ajax in Champions League, Lampard made a point that his dependence on the Spaniard is diminishing. So, it is doubtful that he would stay with the club beyond January.

In the summer transfer window of 2016, Antonio Conte signed him as a full-back to massive success. Though he has been featured amongst assists and goals, in the defensive end, he was always a liability. He never possessed the necessary attributes of a genuine full-back. Along with this, Lampard was not impressed with his work rate either.

By keeping an eye on Ben Chilwell of Leicester City, Chelsea is preparing totally for life. As a left-back, Azpilicueta’s capability to start as a left-back has always been a backup option for Lampard.

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