5 Players Whose Careers Went Backwards After Leaving Chelsea

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5 Players Whose Careers Went Backwards After Leaving Chelsea
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We've seen Chelsea make and break the careers of many players throughout the club's century and more of existence.

From Roy Bentley becoming a league-winning striker in 1955, Fernando Torres' reputation meant little as he was made a £50 million mistake in 2011.

There are many more examples, such as Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, whose names were made on the back of their exploits at Stamford Bridge. Adrian Mutu, Gabrielle Ambrosetti and Juan Cuadrado are just a few whose reputations went the other way.

But if those players—and more—were made or broken at Chelsea, what of those who thought they would be better off by leaving the club?

There seems to be an endless list of talented individuals who, for one reason or another, felt a move away from Stamford Bridge would improve their careers.

As this slideshow demonstrates for five of them, it's not always the case.

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