Unwanted players who need to leave Chelsea

Unwanted players who need to leave Chelsea

The arrival of Antonio Conte at Chelsea this season heralded the change in formation from a 4-2-3-1 to a 3-4-3 set-up which is not suitable for all players at the club.

As such a number of first team players from last season have seen their chances of playing limited with the likes of John Mikel Obi yet to play a minute this season.

Despite thier lack of playing time, these six players have enough in them to make an impact elsewhere;

1. Cesc Fabregas

Was an important player two seasons ago when Chelsea stormed to the Premier League title. Conte's new formation does not allow him perform to his strengths with Matic and Kante taking up to two midfield sports.

Manchester United, Juventus have been reported to have an interest in his services.

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Unwanted players who need to leave Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas

2. John Mikel Obi

What else needs to be said about Mikel. He is yet to play a minute this season and has already said he could leave in January.

He could continue to earn big and enjoy the bench or move an get his career bac on track. The 29 year old would not be short of suitors with Manchester United, Napoli and Besiktas credited with an interest.

Unwanted players who need to leave Chelsea

Mikel Obi's contract ends in July 2017

3. Branislav Ivanovic

Another important player when the Blues won on the league title two seasons ago. He has neither the pace or positional awareness to play as a wing back and a move should be in the interest of all parties.

Barcelona have been credited with an interest as the Catalans sees a new right back.

Unwanted players who need to leave Chelsea

Branislav Ivanovic is wanted by Barcelona

4. Dominic Solanke

At youth team level, the striker was one of the best in his age grades in England however he cannot get ahead of Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi and a loan move looks the best option to many. A permanent transfer is a better option with clubs like Sunderland or any Dutch side an option.

Unwanted players who need to leave Chelsea

Dominic Solanke

5. Eduardo

Joined the club from Dinamo Zagreb after Euro 2016 but is behind Courtious and Begovic in the pecking order. At 34 years of age he has experience and should be be a useful addition to club in his home country of Portugal.

Unwanted players who need to leave Chelsea

Eduardo is a Portugal international

6. Ola Aina

Has played a few times this season and has shown he can be a future right back at Chelsea however Victor Moses and Azpilicueta are ahead of him in the pecking order.

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Unwanted players who need to leave Chelsea

Ola Aina is behind Victor Moses in the the pecking order

A move to a club down the Premier League ladder would be a smart move. Remember Ryan Bertrand and see how things have turned out for him.

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