With Thibaut Courtois on the verge of leaving Chelsea and rumors resurfacing about Willian’s exit to Manchester United, this list seems appropriate. So here are the top 5 Players Chelsea Should never have let go.
5. Thorgan Hazard
Thorgan Hazard: No player has made more key passes than @HazardThorgan8 (24) in the Bundesliga in 2018
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) March 2, 2018
The lesser known as Hazard, Thorgan was a Chelsea player as well, signed from Lens a month after the blues Signed brother Eden from Lille. Thorgan was a part of Chelsea’s Loan army for three seasons before being sold to Borussia Moenchengladbach. Now 25 years old, Thorgan has just come off a great Season with Moenchengladbach scoring 10 Goals and assisting 5 in the Bundesliga. In retrospect, he could’ve been a great addition to the Chelsea team considering Willian and Pedro have entered the twilight of their careers.
4. Nemanja Matic
Nemanja Matic 16/17 PL Stats
— Premier League Stat Man ⚽️ (@EPLStatman) July 31, 2017
Antonio Conte and Chelsea opted to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko after his stellar season at Monaco. Nemanja Matic who had been excellent for Chelsea over the Seasons was shipped off to Man United for 40 Million Pounds. In the end, it was evidently the wrong decision as Bakayoko was as effective as a sweater in the summer.
3. Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku has now scored 20 goals in all competitions this season.
The fourth consecutive season he has scored 20 or more club goals. pic.twitter.com/OQjkNd4eMX
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 17, 2018
Romelu Lukaku was a Chelsea player, considering he idolized Didier Drogba as a kid it seemed like an obvious move as a teenager to move to Stamford Bridge. Lukaku did exceedingly well while out on Loan at West Brom and Everton but could never replicate those performances for Chelsea. He was sold to Everton in 2014 for 28 Million Pounds. Four years on, Lukaku is Manchester United’s most expensive player, has scored 20 Goals in all competitions and is Belgium’s all-time Top Goalscorer.
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2. Kevin De Bruyne
"One of the best players I've ever seen."
Pep Guardiola is a huge fan of Kevin De Bruyne. 🙇
Squawka Suggests next. pic.twitter.com/qA1qsK2lc7
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 14, 2017
Kevin De Bruyne like most young Chelsea players was sent out on Loan in 2012. De Bruyne made an impact while on Loan at Werder Bremen scoring 10 goals and was a part of Jose Mourinho’s first team squad for the 2013/14 Season. But due to differences with Mourinho, he was sold to Wolfsburg in 2014 for 18 Million Pounds. De Bruyne is probably the best Midfielder in the Premier League now and has tormented his former club on Multiple occasions with his performances.
1. Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah, 2017-18 season.
0 Yellow or Red cards
Premier League Footballer of the Year pic.twitter.com/6tRw94B8b6
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) April 24, 2018
This one probably hurt the most. 47 games, 43 goals, and 12 assists. To put things in perspective, Chelsea sold the Egyptian to Roma for 15 Million Euros after he scored 15 Goals in his debut Season. Salah was the Best player in the Premier League last season, That’s got to hurt eh Blues?