By Lum – @CFCLum
Chelsea have a very large squad of players, which is why we have the ‘Loan Army’. They mostly manage to get decent playing time but always have to return to Chelsea and find it hard to break out of the cycle. So who should we sell, part of the Loan Army or not?
The English midfielder with just 3 international appearances to his name, appeared as a panic buy, for way too much money, and made no appearances last season. He is now 29 years old, so he won’t improve either, which should put him top of the sell list for Chelsea.
Perhaps the most valuable player on this list, the Spanish left back has been horrendous for some time now, and at 28 years old, it looks like his time at Chelsea is up. Many fans have been angry with Alonso and believe Alex Telles from Porto is a great replacement.
Italian right back Davide Zappacosta signed from Torino in the 2017/18 season for 25 million euros (22.5 million pounds) and has struggled for game time since arriving, making 5 appearances in the past two seasons. With Reece James expected to play a part in the senior squad starting from this season, it seems like the man who made limited appearances last season, has to go.
A member of the Loan Army for years now, the Brazilian joined Chelsea back in 2015 from Fluminese. He has failed to ever guarantee a spot in the side, and has never made a real impact at the club. Considering he’s 23, it may be the last time he can revive his career and get a starting XI spot in another team.
Marco Van Ginkel
The Dutch centre midfielder, who has also been out on many many loans, was on the bench when Lampard played his last Chelsea game, and now Lampard has returned as coach, Marco is still here! Having been out with injury for a long time now, it’s hard to know if that has taken a blow on his quality. Having been on 4 loans since joining in 2013, it’s time to leave for 26 year-old Van Ginkel with 19 total appearances for the club.
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