Time To Let Go: Chelsea Should Sell These 3 Stars In The Coming Season

It is a well-known fact that Chelsea invest heavily in young players in order to have them either for the future or for financial profits through sales. Now, all the high potential youngsters are not expected to be future stars for the club as some are perennially on loan or in the reserve team. These players serve the second purpose of the club’s interest in investing in such players as they can sell the youngsters for a profit.

Here are three youngsters Chelsea can look to sell in the coming season.

Gael Kakuta

The French attacking midfielder has been loaned out to Vitesse and then Lazio and now, he is not a teenager anymore. At 21 years of age, he falls into the same age bracket as Chelsea’s star players Oscar, Hazard, Schurrle and Salah and with the likes of Piazon and English youth Lewis Baker waiting in the ranks, it would be a herculean task for Kakuta to break into the first team.

He has been in decent form in his loan spells, despite failing to show spectacular results. He can easily be sold this summer with a number of lower-budget clubs not minding to utilise a youngster, who could develop into a decent player but not of the calibre of the Hazards and the Oscars.

Oriol Romeu

The young Spaniard suffered a cruel knee injury at a time when one of the most lenient and squad rotating bosses was around. Rafa Benitez was not shy of playing him at times and he was getting some chances in the first team. But the injury prematurely ended his 12-13 season and then with new manager Mourinho, he was thinking as someone who would need a loan spell.

Again, Romeu has had a decent spell with Valencia despite his team’s overall struggles in La Liga. It is pretty apparent that the defensive midfielder, who still has immense potential and may grow to become a real good player in the future, may not have his future in Chelsea. Mourinho is apparently trying to bring Cesc Fabregas into Chelsea which would mean a central midfield position, not necessarily pivot, would be occupied by a world class player. To add to that, Chelsea have a future England star Nathaniel Chalobah who’s out on loan.

It seems more certain than not, that Romeu would be sold, preferably to Spain where he enjoys the style.

Victor Moses

The Nigerian star was never exactly the player Chelsea thought he would be. He has immense physical power and pace, and has shown that he can dribble very well. But with Chelsea signing a much better player in Andre Schurrle, the Nigerian winger was loaned to Liverpool, where Brendan Rodgers needed players for the attacking midfield/wing positions.

Surprisingly, after a good start to his life at Merseyside, Moses was woefully out of form and passion on the pitch. His lackluster showing forced him to the bench and youngster Raheem Sterling took his place in the team. Moses never regained his berth and had a disappointing loan spell in the eyes of most Chelsea fans, Liverpool fans as well as experts.

Moses has talent, but would need to develop on his other attributes in order to increase the flair quotient to his game. Moses is well appreciated by Brendan Rodgers, who wouldn’t shy away from coaching a young player. Chelsea don’t have any depth issues in attacking midfield and in the wings, which may see them loading off Moses if they feel he isn’t their type of player. But, for the time being, Moses has hopes to have a comeback into the Chelsea team where he had a decent season with Hazard and Oscar. A good pre-season and the World Cup would be key factors in deciding the winger’s future.


Written by Dinesh V

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