1) Diego Costa
Diego Costa was sent off for the first time in English football against Everton at the weekend. The forward was terrible in the first part of the season and was quite poor in 2015 more generally with his form contributing to the sacking of Jose Mourinho. Costa has picked up under Guus Hiddink bu has long been angry at how the English game treats him, with him feeling that he’s unfairly singled out by referees and the media. With Chelsea not likely to get the top four, it’s quite possible that he’ll now push for a move back to Spain with Atletico Madrid, although PSG are also said to be keen.
Oscar came to Chelsea with a lot of expectation. The young Brazilian play-maker showed some real quality early on with two great goals against Juventus in his debut season. Despite this he hasn’t really improved and has often been very inconsistent. This is made even worse by the fact that Jose Mourinho tried to build the side around Oscar, who at the time was showing a lot of potential. Whilst he performs an important tactical job it is worth noting that he isn’t actually looking to get much better and has too often produced underwhelming performances for the club. His form has certainly been a factor in what has been a terrible Chelsea season and their are rumours that PSG and Juventus are keen. Chelsea turned down a £50 million plus move from a Chinese club for him, they might have been wise to take it.
3) Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard is yet to score a Premier League goal this season, despite being the clubs player of the year last season. Hazard has been in terrible form and was criticized by Jose Mourinho. Even if he did pick up a bit under Hiddink he is still yet to really hit the heights. Chelsea fans have become frustrated and angry with Hazard and probably wouldn’t miss him were he sold. A player who wants to make the elite of the footballing world might not want to spend a season outside of the Champions League. If the club sell him they’d command a huge fee and there will undoubtedly be many potential suitors.
4) John Terry
John Terry’s contract is expiring at the end of the season. The former England skipper is unlikely to have his contract renewed and would represent the end to the last pre-Abramovich player at the club. Terry is almost certainly going to leave. This would mean the club need to invest in at least two centre-backs come the summer.