Chelsea FC: 5 Players Who Need a West London Exodus

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Chelsea FC: 5 Players Who Need a West London Exodus
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Chelsea have taken to stockpiling players—almost like a Cold War is imminently approaching the world of football.

Thankfully, Jose Mourinho, via BBC Sport, has made known his wish to stay in SW6 for the foreseeable future; this calm should give owner Roman Abramovich, technical director Michael Emenalo and the Blues' boss an opportunity to parse Chelsea's ledgers and start the process of disarmament.

Excluding John Terry, Chelsea span from Mourinho's first stint to Mario Pasalic's 9 July arrival. The managers in between had varying philosophies requiring different personnel—leaving a rather shipwrecked roster.

A decade of habitual construction and deconstruction has created an over-40-member patchwork quilt. The inclusion of Mourinho should make this an eventual counterpane, but work is needed.

Playing annually in four competitions, Chelsea require a large squad to cope with the battle of attrition—but there is a difference between eating slightly more than what you need and gluttony.

Individual responsibility should remain paramount as well.

During the Juan Mata saga, Mourinho, via ESPN FC, told reporters: "...my door is open. The club's door is open too, so when a player wants to speak to us we are there waiting for them."

Essentially: No need to languish in misery.

 

*All current market values are determined by TransferMarkt

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