When we ask our punters the question of which Chelsea players they would like to get rid of this January, the response surprises us.
A couple of names obviously pop up straight away, but as our landlord reminds our regulars, you cannot get rid of three forwards all in one go!
There are of course some other players we would consider to be so-called deadwood in the squad, but there is a fine line between someone who is good to have in the squad and someone who has no future at the club.
The likes of Ryan Bertrand and Cesar Azpilicueta may be struggling for playing time at the minute, but are ones for the future. Both Mourinho and the players themselves know their chances will come. Throughout the course of the season, players become injured and suspended – meaning a chance will come along eventually.
Some players however have simply outstayed their welcome at the club. With Mourinho looking to kick on and make his team into not just domestic champions but also European ones, there are some changes that need to be made.
Not only that, but despite Mourinho claiming that he will not be bringing in anyone else this January, it is clear a couple of players are needed. Thus room needs to be made in the squad.
With that in mind, here are five players Chelsea need to offload in January.