Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been rocked to their core this afternoon, as they struggle to get their heads around just what on earth has gone wrong at Stamford Bridge this season.
Quietly confident of a turnaround just a few weeks ago, the same fans are now moping around reluctantly as they believe things will only continue to get worse as the months progress- and they haven’t received a boost with the latest reports.
The Daily Express cites that FOUR crucial first-team players are nearing summer exits from Chelsea, with Oscar, Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois all tipped to leave Stamford Bridge in a mass exodus at the end of the season.
A source close to the club has hinted towards exits for these key-players, as the likely lack of Champions League football begins to take it’s toll.
“Yes, they’re tied into deals but those contracts won’t stop rivals moving in at the end of the season. And they won’t stop our players considering their futures either. Contracts don’t count for a lot these days.”
Hazard and Costa are likely to return to Spain, joining Real and Atletico Madrid respectively, whilst Oscar is a top-target for Juventus. With no European football, Courtois may also be tempted to move elsewhere.
Our fans believe a massive shake-up is needed in the summer but believes Oscar, Courtois and Hazard are extremely important to their future- although they accept an exit for the latter is inevitable.
Chelsea fans, is this the beginning of your downfall? Let us know in the comments below!