1) Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku has been free scoring this season with 10 goals in 14 games. Lukaku has been in fine form, far out doing any of Chelsea’s underpeforming forwards. Chelsea desperately miss a commanding forward which Lukaku is undoubtedly becoming at the ripe age of 22. The club did get a huge offer for him at £28 million but now he’s far better than Costa, Remy or Falcao. Without him Chelsea ended up starting with Eden Hazard alone up front against Spurs, which highlights the crisis of strikers that they are experiencing at the moment. Lukaku would walk into Chelsea’s team on current form and even if they did get a chunk for him, they’ll likely regret their willingness to part ways with the talented young Belgian.
2) Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne’s stay at Chelsea was short lived. After a good pre-season with Jose Mouriho hopes were high but he eventually fell out of favour ad lost the trust of his manager. He was sold in the January window for £17 million without much fuss. KDB was long forgotten but rebuilt his career in Germany to become the league’s most effective player before securing a £55 million move to Manchester City, Chelsea’s title rivals. In ten appearances for City he has scored four and registered six assists, creating 3.3 chances per game. Chelsea lack creativity and spark in the attacking third which KDB has been providing in abundance at City so far this season. Mourinho did not like him or his attitude as he ended up leaving the club.
3) Petr Cech
This wasn’t Mourinho’s fault as he wanted to hold on to the veteran keeper, one of the first signings of the Roman Abramovich era. Cech though wanted to leave and sign for a club where he’d get first team football. The Czech keeper left and ended up strengthening Chelsea’s title rivals, as well as meaning that Chelsea lost an experienced player who has been at the club for a long time. Asmir Begovic was a decent back-up but he is not an elite level keeper like Cech and has had to play more than would have been liked because of Courtois’s injury.