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Where has it gone wrong for Ramires?
Just two years ago, the Brazilian was emerging as a star in the new Chelsea—a player ready to take the club forward and be a pivotal part of the future.
His goal against Barcelona in the 2012 Champions League semi-final was sublime and summed him up.
Since then, things have gone downhill. He's created a habit of picking up juvenile suspensions, and his output and form have suffered.
At the back end of 2013/14, Ramires was sent off for an ill-judged foul against Aston Villa and soon after returning was retrospectively banned for elbowing Sebastian Larsson off the ball when Chelsea faced Sunderland.
Since Jose Mourinho's return, Chelsea have evolved to the point that Ramires' position in the team remains unclear. He's lost his place in the pivot to Cesc Fabregas, while further forward he is behind the considerable talents of Eden Hazard, Andre Schurrle, Oscar and Willian in the pecking order.
Where does he fit in?
We'll find out in the next few months, but come January, don't be surprised if Ramires becomes the next high-profile casualty of Mourinho's changes.
Garry Hayes is Bleacher Report's lead Chelsea correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @garryhayes