Chelsea Transfer: Most Likely Players To Leave The Club
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Chelsea Transfer: Most Likely Players To Leave The Club

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The Chelsea transfer activity for the 2023 summer is gradually coming to an end. The Premier League season has already kicked off a week ago. So, it isn’t far-fetched to think that clubs all over the world will be putting final touches on their playing squad before the transfer window shuts. 

The Chelsea transfer activity for the 2023 summer is gradually coming to an end. The Premier League season has already kicked off a week ago. So, it isn’t far-fetched to think that clubs all over the world will be putting final touches on their playing squad before the transfer window shuts. 

The Chelsea transfer window rumour mill has gone down a little. The Blues have already secured a lot of playing targets and sold a lot of players to trim their bloated squad. The club also made a change in the managerial position with Mauricio Pochettino coming in to take over from ex-interim manager, Frank Lampard. 

The 2023 summer transfer window opened on the 10th of June, 2023. It will close on the 1st of September 2023. 

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SoccerVista’s Topic Of Discussion For The Week

Our topic of discussion for this week’s episode of our revered section is centred on the Chelsea transfer window.

The Blues have been linked with moves for several players even before the general and Chelsea transfer window opened.

Last season, Chelsea had a terrible campaign with huge issues on and off the pitch. Ex-owner Roman Abramovich’s issues forced the Stamford Bridge outfit to complete a takeover. The Blues finished in the 12th position on the Premier League standings and ended up rotating through a host of managers.

For this reason, it is quite understandable that they are looking to bolster their squad with some quality players. The Stamford Bridge outfit has already added the likes of Christopher Nkunku, Malo Gusto, Nicolas Jackson, Diego Moreira, Ângelo Gabriel, Lesley Ugochukwu, Axel Disasi, Kendry Páez, Dujuan Richards, Ishe Samuels-Smith and Alex Matos to their club. They are also expected to sign Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo for 115 million pounds. 

Such a spending spree will be taking Chelsea north of the 300 million pounds mark. For such outlay, it is normal for the Blues to make a few sales due to Financial Fair Play rules.

So, in this edition, we will take a keen look at some of the players likely to leave the Blues for other clubs. We will also take a look at reasons for our selection of players to make a move. Furthermore, we will go through ways bettors can gain profit from the eventuality. 

However, before we approach the main objective of this article, we will take a brief walkthrough of Chelsea. We will look at some facts and history about the club alongside some of its biggest legends.

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Chelsea Transfer: Brief Overview And Legends Of The Club

Chelsea had a terrible season in the previous 22/23 Premier League campaign. They finished in the twelfth position on the EPL standings, gathering just 44 points. The Blues went through a host of managers after their Todd Boehly takeover from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. 

Currently, ex-Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is in charge of Chelsea and he will be hoping to turn things around quickly.  The Blues failed to qualify for any European competition, so will only have domestic competitions to focus on. This will further help Mauricio Pochettino to fine-tune his squad before thrusting them out under European football scrutiny. 

Chelsea have had their fair share of legendary players. These player etched their names into history at the Bridge with stellar performances and loyalty. The supporters would forever remember their time at the club fondly. 

Some of the club’s legendary players include Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, John Terry, Gianfranco Zola, Ashley Cole, Peter Osgood, Kerry Dixon and many more. Others include Ron Harris, Dennis Wise, Terry Venables, Marcel Desailly and more.

Frank Lampard

In June 2001, Claudio Ranieri replaced Gus Poyet with a West Ham United academy product by purchasing him from the Irons for £11 million. No one envisioned that this transfer would turn out to be one of the best ever. “Super Frank” as he was fondly called cemented a legacy as a Chelsea legend during 13 years at Stamford Bridge. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest midfielders to have ever graced the Premier League shores. In the end, Lampard left in 2014 as Chelsea’s all-time leading scorer with 211 goals.

Lampard also pulled a major trophy haul, winning each major trophy available with Chelsea. The legendary midfielder won three Premier League titles and a Champions League title with the Blues. Furthermore, he won four FA Cups, two EFL Cups and a Europa League title at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard built an incredible career for himself at Chelsea and even had the honour of lifting Chelsea’s first-ever UEFA Champions League title. Being the face of such a monumental moment in the club’s history is in itself a legendary achievement. To top it all, the Englishman was crucial to Chelsea’s route to Munich. Despite failing in two attempts to succeed as Chelsea’s manager, his legacy at the club remains intact. 

John Terry

From joining the club as a 14-year-old to becoming one of the best centre-backs of a generation and one of England’s greatest-ever defenders is no mean feat. After 19 seasons and leading countless victories for the Blues at Stamford Bridge, Terry is Chelsea’s most successful player, winning 15 major titles in West London.

Terry amassed 717 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea in his 19-year association with the club. Claudio Ranieri was Terry’s ticket to first-team football and he gave the Englishman his breakthrough despite having the likes of Marcel Desailly and Frank Leboeuf on his roster. 

Terry wowed Chelsea supporters with his incredible leadership and tactical awareness. He was also one of the best in terms of his immense natural talent. This made him essential to Chelsea’s foundations under many coaches.

Terry had a no-nonsense defending style and the ability to head goals in from set pieces. His abilities endeared him to the Chelsea faithful, and his name will forever be revered around Stamford Bridge.

Gianfranco Zola

A wizard on the pitch, it didn’t take long for Gianfranco Zola to cement himself in the hearts of the Chelsea fans after his arrival in 1996. The tricky attacker won four trophies in West London and scored 80 goals. 

The Italian often destroyed defenders mentally after going on one of his trademark mazy runs. He would often make opposition defenders chase shadows in an attempt to catch up with him. Zola’s wit and cleverness often proved too much for opposing teams, and his brilliant strikes stunned everyone including his own fans.

The number of goals and assists Zola was able to notch undercut his importance to the club. Although Premier League glory came after Gianfranco’s era at the club, he was instrumental in making Chelsea the powerhouse they are today.

Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole, a future club legend, was signed from London arch-rivals Arsenal by Chelsea on the last day of the transfer window in August 2006. The messy transfer went through after intense negotiations and some threat of going to court for “Tapping up.” Cole was already one of the top left-backs in England, and his transfer to Chelsea made him one of the best left-backs of all time.

The Englishman was unmatched in his era of left-backs due to his reliability, especially in big games. Cole was the epitome of the “balanced fullback” who was highly capable in attack as well as the defensive zones of the pitch. He was trusted by his managers as he always shone when it mattered most.

Before winning his third Premier League title with Chelsea in 2009–10, the multi-talented Englishman had already won two with Arsenal. Four FA Cups, one English Football League Cup, a Champions League and Europa League trophies were also won by the defender during his time in West London.

Didier Drogba

The Ivorian powerhouse striker struck fear into the heart of opposition defenders, which clearly showed why Chelsea broke their transfer record in 2004 to sign him. Despite some doubts about his abilities after a transfer record move at the time, no one can now argue about the price for his move from Marseille.

Drogba scored 164 goals for Chelsea during the course of two stints at the club. This places him on a seat among the club’s all-time record scorers. He is the definition of a “big game player“, with his uncanny ability to score highly important goals in the toughest of games. No one can ever forget “that night in Munich.”

With Chelsea looking down the barrel at a second Champions League final loss to Bayern Munich, Drogba stepped up with an 88th-minute equaliser in 2012. Thus making him an essential part of Chelsea’s biggest night in history.

Chelsea Transfer: 4 Players Likely To Leave The Club

Four more players could leave Stamford Bridge, joining the likes of prominent names like Kai Havertz, Mateo Kovacic, and N’golo Kante in leaving the club. An in-depth look at the Chelsea players who could be on their way out before the summer transfer window closes.

Callum Hudson-Odoi

There is an uncertain future for the English talented winger at Stamford Bridge. Callum Hudson-Odoi has been unable to break into the starting lineup despite his obvious talent. This has largely been due to a plethora of injuries that have slowed down his obvious potential. 

With only a year left on his contract, Hudson-Odoi is likely to make an exit from the club as contract negotiations are not revealed. It also appears that Chelsea are serious about making a permanent sale of the winger before the transfer window closes. 

All signs point to an exit for Callum Hudson-Odoi, and our readers can make money from this probability. Gamers who think Odoi would leave Stamford Bridge can stake on it with reputable Sportsbooks hosted on Betting Tips Africa. Bookmakers like Betway and Bet365 may offer great odds to gamers on this possibility.

Hakim Ziyech

The Algerian has been a victim of injuries and tactical incompatibility at Stamford Bridge. His time at the club has been a mix of inconsistent performances and frustrating injuries. 

A move to Saudi Arabia broke down earlier in this transfer window. However, reports are suggesting that a move to Turkey is on the cards.

An exit for Hakim Ziyech is almost guaranteed, and our readers can make money from this possibility. If you think Ziyech would leave the Bridge, you can stake on it with reputable Sportsbooks on our site. Bookmakers like 1xBet and Paripesa may offer great odds to you on this possibility.

Romelu Lukaku

Despite an obvious need for a striker, Chelsea signed Nicolas Jackson instead of reintegrating Romelu Lukaku back into the squad. A move to Inter Milan has broken down and news suggested that the Belgian isn’t interested in a move to Saudi.

Lukaku prefers to stay in Europe and he is generating interest from clubs like Juventus. However, a move is yet to materialise. Lukaku is likely to leave the club and our readers can make money if this happens. Bookies hosted on our site are great platforms to bet on this possibility.

Conor Gallagher 

A large section of the Chelsea fan base does not want to see the Englishman leave the club, especially after witnessing his impressive loan stints at other clubs. There appears to be a fresh start on the horizon for the young midfielder and punters can benefit from this. 

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Mayowa was born and bred in Nigeria. As a kid, he has naturally always been in love with sports, especially football being his most loved sport. Having gained admission into a higher institution, he moved in to play for the school team but was turned down several times. He managed to get into the school team in his final year and was able to win two trophies, a personal award of excellence whilst taking home the “Best defender of the year award.”