Alex Mott

👋 Five players Chelsea should sell this summer

Eden Hazard has already said goodbye after his long-rumoured move to Real Madrid was finally completed.

The Belgian will undoubtedly be a huge loss to Chelsea next season, but which five players could the Blues let go without their heartstrings being tugged quite so much?

Let’s have a look.

Danny Drinkwater


Quite unbelievably, Danny Drinkwater is still a Chelsea player.

He joined from Leicester with much fanfare in 2017 but has played just 12 times in two years.

Almost the personification of ‘picking up the cheques’. Just take whatever you can, Roman, and let everyone move on with their lives.

Davide Zappacosta


An Antonio Conte signing that has struggled to really adapt to the pace of the English game.

Reece James’ return from his loan spell at Wigan should spell the end for Davide Zappacosta at Stamford Bridge.

Gonzalo Higuaín


An expensive mistake but a mistake nonetheless. Gonzalo Higuaín was brought into Chelsea from Juventus, via Milan, thanks to a convoluted loan arrangement.

What doesn’t need untangling though is how far out of his depth he’s looked at Chelsea.

Another one of the regular beasts: Striker At Stamford Bridge Five Years Past His Prime.

Tiémoué Bakayoko


Trust Chelsea to look at that Monaco 2017 vintage and pick the one player who wasn’t much cop in the first place.

Tiémoué Bakayoko’s first season at Stamford Bridge was reminiscent of a competition winner being thrown into the hurly-burly of a Premier League season.

It didn’t work out then and it won’t work out now.

Emerson Palmieri


In a forest of bad deals during the Antonio Conte era, Emerson Palmieri has stood out as the most rotten of trees.

The Brazilian-born defender has never usurped Marcos Alonso as the club’s left-back and although undoubtedly a threat going forward, looks susceptible every time there’s an attack down the Chelsea right.

Get shot while you still can, lads.