Get Rid of 'Em! Three Players Chelsea MUST Sell
Chelsea have always had a ruthless streak in showing the door to under-performing employees, be it managers or players. Many a great player has joined the Blues but have simply failed to be at the level required and have been given the boot. In the current Chelsea squad, there are a lot of players who must be sold by the club. The transfer ban last year meant that Frank Lampard and his team were perhaps forced to keep players that they normally would have sold.
But now, given that the ban is over and Chelsea are allowed to make new signings, they must make available a few players who have not contributed much. Here, let us take a look at the 3 players who must be sold by the London giants.
- Emerson (Whoscored Rating - 6.75)
Emerson joined the Blues back in the days of Antonio Conte for a fee of over 20 million euros but despite the price tag, has never really made the left-back spot his own. Constantly fighting for a place in the team with Marcos Alonso, Emerson has made just 52 appearances in over two years at the club.
Often, he has been found lacking defensively and Frank Lampard is not a huge fan of the Italian. In fact, the manager hooked off Emerson in the first half during Chelsea's 2-1 win at Arsenal this season, further evidence of the amount of trust and faith he has in the player. With Emerson too looking for a way out, the club will be hoping to find a buyer for the 25-year-old former Roma defender. A move back to Serie A looks the most possible outcome.
- Michy Batshuayi (Whoscored Rating - 6.10)
To many, Batshuayai's move to Chelsea has been pointless and quite frankly, a waste of time and money. Granted, he did score the goal that sealed the Premier League title in Antonio Conte's first season but his numbers have been poor, which is incredible given his goal-scoring prowess for other clubs.
Overall for Chelsea, Batshuayi has scored just 8 goals in 48 Premier League appearances, with just one this season. The Belgian is clearly behind Tammy Abraham in the pecking order, having started just once in the league this season. He is a very good player but his time with Chelsea has not been a success. It is maybe time for all parties involved to seek a fresh start elsewhere.
- Pedro (Whoscored Rating - 6.95)
Pedro boasts a trophy cabinet that would rival any other football player in history. The Spaniard has won every major trophy there is to win in club and international football. However, his time in the Premier League has been somewhat of a mixed bag. He has alternated between really good and really bad seasons. He was poor in his first season but helped the Blues win the titles in 2016/17. The following season he was again not at his best before recapturing some semblance of his older self in Mauricio Sarri's only season in charge.
On his day, Pedro is a menacing winger capable of scoring and assisting but his inconsistency is often the source of frustration for the Stamford Bridge faithful. He started this season firmly out of Lampard's plans and though he did look to attain some form in the end, a parting of ways looks most likely for the 32-year-old.
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