Football: 5 Players Likely to Leave Chelsea Under Villa-Boas

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Football: 5 Players Likely to Leave Chelsea Under Villa-Boas

Yesterday, I wrote a piece in which I looked towards the future of Chelsea under their new boss. There are many potential targets that Villa-Boas may look to sign, and with the backing of a Russian billionaire, he can have his pick and choose.

But there are only so many lockers in the clubhouse and some older players will have to make way for the new.

Many people are looking at Villa-Boas as a reincarnation of Mourinho at Stamford Bridge. They expect the young manager to build a team to his liking through the transfer market just as his mentor had. With this in mind, speculation has been that anywhere from four to seven major players will join the Blue's this summer.

I think it is somewhat absurd to think that Chelsea will land as much top talent as has been suggested. Not because they can't, but simply because they don't need to.

Let's not forget that this is a team that challenged the EPL up to the second to last week and made it to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, even with the owner demanding that certain players play.

None the less, it is a new era in West London; youth and fresh faces will be brought in.

As the saying goes: "Out with the old and in with the new."

So without further ado, here are the first five casualties we can expect in the Villa-Boas era.

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