For the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern, a summer clearout is needed at Stamford Bridge ahead of next season. Chelsea’s form this season has been poor, and so many of the underperforming players simply must be moved on.
Not only would their departures open up more spots in the squad, but any money generated from their sales can be reinvested into the squad.
Contrary to popular belief, losing a few key players may not be the worst thing in the world for Chelsea. Eden Hazard, for example, hasn’t been at his best this season, and the constant uncertainty surrounding his future isn’t ever going to have a positive impact at Stamford Bridge.
However, there are a handful of individuals that Chelsea simply cannot afford to lose. They are far too important to the current team, and even if Antonio Conte quits this summer, they will continue to be mainstays in the first team.
With that said, Chelsea can’t afford to lose these 2 players this summer…
Cesar Azpilicueta has emerged as one of the leaders in the dressing room at Stamford Bridge, and on the pitch, he’s one of the best in the Premier League.
There is no doubting just how influential the talented Spaniard is at Chelsea, with his incredible defensive performances getting the Blues out of trouble on more than one occasion in recent weeks.
He’s reminiscent of John Terry not just in the consistency of his performances, but also the way he carries himself on the field. For him, Chelsea go before everything.
He’ll no doubt have suitors this summer, but Chelsea must resist.
Thibaut Courtois was hand-picked as the Blues’ long-term replacement for Petr Cech, and he has stepped into those huge shoes with ease.
There is no doubting that he has lived up to expectation, with fantastic performances earning him a regular starting berth on merit.
It has become increasingly difficult to identify top goalkeepers that are available, and so if Chelsea were to lose him, they may well struggle to replace him.
He is one of the few truly irreplaceable players within the squad.
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