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‘I wouldn’t blame the guy’ – Chelsea fans react as player is touted with summer exit

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are growing increasingly disillusioned with the transfer policy at Stamford Bridge…

Over the last few years, so many players have come through the system and looked absolutely fantastic. Stretching back several years to Josh McEachran, they are players that from the age of sixteen or seventeen are good enough to fight for their place, but for one reason or another – something has stopped that from happening.

For Josh McEachran, it happened for a variety of reasons – most notably managerial change – but the Blues have no such excuse for Nathaniel Chalobah.

Having spent several years on loan, Chalobah returned to the Chelsea first team last summer and was expected to make a real impact – but that just hasn’t happened. When he was given a chance, he looked very good – but Conte simply didn’t seem to fancy him all that often.

It wasn’t much of a surprise, then, when a story from the Independent suggested earlier this week that he might look to leave the club – but that didn’t stop the fans in the pub from expressing their anger.

Indeed, the Chelsea fans on Reddit have had a very similar response to the news – with supporters beginning to really question what on earth is going wrong at Stamford Bridge…

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