Fabregas, Terry, Falcao, Ivanovic, two others
Nigeria international John Obi Mikel has been listed among the seven players who are simply no longer good enough and who need to be shown the door and replaced by Chelsea.
The axe was as a result of Chelsea poor showing as they went down 3-1 at Everton. Mikel made his season’s first team line up in the clash.
According to a report, emanating in England on Sunday, revealed that Mikel’s performances on that day were not impressive before he was replaced by Robert Kenedy after 55 minutes of play.
The former youth international was linked with a move out of Stamford Bridge during the transfer window but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believed to have stopped the move.
The 28-year-old midfielder was rated 5/10 in the match as he was considered not good enough for Chelsea any longer.
“Finally, John Obi Mikel got a rare chance yesterday (Saturday) against Everton and didn’t impress, with Chelsea surely in need of a younger and more well-rounded central midfielder to partner Nemanja Matic. (He’s) not good enough for Chelsea any longer, Mikel did not adequately protect his defence and was taken off early by Jose Mourinho,” reports say.
Apart from Mikel, other players that could be victims of a Chelsea clear out are:
Club captain and Chelsea legend, John Terry’s time as a star player for the Blues is sadly up after a poor start to the season. The writing has looked on the wall for the 34-year-old since Jose Mourinho subbed him off at half time against Manchester City and he surely needs replacing by a younger player at the back.
Not the player he looked like at the start of last season, Cesc Fabregas needs to be offloaded and replaced by a big name like Paul Pogba, who can offer more of a goal threat.
Decent as a backup striker, Radamel Falcao isn’t really good enough to be playing regularly for Chelsea, as he may have to do at the moment due to the poor form and injury proneness of Diego Costa.
Horribly out of form at the start of this season, Ivanovic looks over the hill and in need of replacing with a younger, quicker and more skillful right-back.
A player without the required skill and flair to truly change a game, Willian needs to be replaced by a top class attacker in the mould of Antoine Griezmann, or indeed recent signing Pedro.
Another backup player who is barely good enough to be a backup, Loic Remy is too injury prone and drifts out of games too much to be considered a reliable option up front.