Here in the Football Transfer Tavern, our punters are still getting over the shock that Chelsea allowed striking sensation Romelu Lukaku to leave on loan to Everton.
Clearly that is turning into a massive mistake, which leads to our landlord quipping it is a good job they only allowed him to only leave on loan!
In the past few years, a couple of players have been allowed to leave the club in order to bring new players in, and these decisions have turned out very badly.
From allowing players to leave then admitting it was a huge error, to allowing players to leave and trying to buy them back, Chelsea have done it all.
As one of our punters quips, with Rafael Benitez in charge last season, the Blues were lucky that Jose Mourinho came back and prevented the departures of Frank Lampard et al.
It was too late for Didier Drogba but the rest of the old guard were saved and fans were, for the most part placated. With that in mind, we have come up with a list of five players that Chelsea allowed to leave way too easily.
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