4 players who surely must leave Chelsea this summer

4 players who surely must leave Chelsea this summer

1) John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel came to Chelsea with a huge reputation as a top class young player. Chelsea fought hard to beat Manchester United to him and ended up paying the Old Trafford club £12 million on compensation to secure his signature.

When choosing the best betting sites you’ll surely be looking at whether John Obi Mikel has good odds to leave the club. Despite the early hysteria surrounding him, Mikel never really stepped up to the required level at Chelsea. Whilst he produced some solid performances, and some argue that he was never supposed to be a holding player, he’s been on the peripheries at Chelsea for a few seasons now, only surviving by the skin of his teeth. This summer it must finally be time for Chelsea to part ways with the Nigerian midfielder.

2) Eden Hazard

Speculation has been rife about Hazard’s future. Of course he was the double player of the year and looked like a world class performer last season, but this year his form has tailed off massively and he’s been distinctly average. Not just that but he hasn’t looked like h wanted to fight for the cause at Chelsea, as well as playing a role in getting manager Jose Mourinho sacked. Hazard did do well last year with 14 league goals but he was never prolific and didn’t look like he’d match Ronaldo or Messi for class. If Chelsea could get £70 million+ for him they’d be foolish not to take it and then reinvest it in another big star. Hazard isn’t the elite player Chelsea thought he was, even if he may well flourish elsewhere.

3) Oscar

Oscar, like Hazard, was touted as a future Chelsea legend. He even managed to oust Juan Mata, the player of the year when Jose Mourinho took over. Mata was sold for £37 million and Oscar made the no.10 role his own. Oscar though has been very inconsistent. Whilst he does play an important tactical role at times, winning the ball and setting up attacks he simply doesn’t score enough nor does he get enough assists to warrant the no.10 role. He hasn’t stepped up the required levels to warrant a place in the team which is a shame given the obvious quality he does have. The wonder goal against Juventus in his debut season was simply a sight seen too infrequently. If the club could get a good fee for him it’d be a good move for all involved.

4) Loic Remy

Remy could have played a crucial role for Chelsea as a back up striker but Jose Mourinho didn’t use him enough. Not only that but he simply didn’t have the fitness. Whenever he did get a chance, like at the end of last season when Costa was injured, he was also injured, so didn’t take the chance to make an impact. He was always a back up and never really regarded as someone who could put consistent pressure on Costa to fit in up front. The odd substitute goal aside he made very little impact since joining the club.

Amit Singh is the editor of Think Football and contributes for a number of other football websites, follow on twitter @Think_Football