10 players who are still at Chelsea…somehow

10 players who are still at Chelsea…somehow

10 players who are still at Chelsea…somehow – originally posted on Sportslens.com

On Thursday 14th January 2021, Chelsea fans were hit with the bombshell that their longest serving player, Lucas Piazon, left to join Braga on a permanent basis. It’s just a shame that he didn’t get a proper send off in front of the fans.

But fear not, Chelsea fans. There is still a wide selection of legends still on contract at the club. Happy days.

All sarcasm aside, here are ten players you probably didn’t know still played for Chelsea.

Petr Cech

Cech was once one of the world’s best goalkeepers at the Blues

If you took a temporary internet hiatus at some point in October, you would have missed this news. Yep, Petr Cech is still eligible to play for Chelsea, despite retiring in 2019.

The 38-year-old, who was already on Chelsea’s books as a technical advisor, was named in the South-West Londoners’ 25-man squad for the 2020/21 Premier League season as a precautionary move due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Can’t be much worse than Kepa Arrizabalaga, I suppose.

Tiemoue Bakayoko

Bakayoko underwhelmed at Stamford Bridge

Bakayoko enjoyed a fantastic spell at Monaco, helping them dethrone Paris Saint-Germain from the Ligue 1 summit, as well as reaching a Champions League semi-final. So, when Antonio Conte brought him to Stamford Bridge to be Nemanja Matic’s replacement, it seemed like shrewd business.

Things didn’t go as planned. Bakayoko underperformed, subsequently missing out on the 2018 World Cup. He has not received a call up since.

And yet, he is still a Chelsea player, following loan moves to Milan, Monaco, and Napoli.

Baba Rahman

Abdul Baba Rahman
Rahman made 23 appearances for Chelsea

Now THERE’S a name you haven’t heard in a while.

Baba Rahman joined Chelsea from Augsburg in a deal worth up to £22 million back in 2015. After spending most of his debut season on the bench behind Cesar Azpilicueta, the Ghanaian spent the next four years out on loan at Schalke, Reims, and Mallorca.

With his contract set to expire last summer, Chelsea gave him a one year extension for whatever reason. He now sits in their reserves.

Davide Zappacosta

Zappacosta struggled to break into Chelsea’s starting XI

Davide Zappacosta has over 50 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions. Surprised? I know I am.

However, Azpilicueta’s move to the right-back spot, as well as the emergence of Reece James, saw the Italian fall out of favour at Stamford Bridge. He has since returned to Serie A on loan: first at Roma, and then at Genoa.

Victor Moses

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Moses was once a starter in a title winning side

Victor Moses’ Chelsea career took a while to get off the ground, but the Nigerian found some success at the Blues. During Antonio Conte’s reign at Stamford Bridge, Moses became the club’s first choice right wing-back, starting in a title winning side.

However, Conte’s departure led to a massive decrease in his game time, and he has since been loaned to Fenerbahce, Inter Milan, and Spartak Moscow.

Danny Drinkwater

Drinkwater never made an impression at Chelsea

Having already taken N’Golo Kante from Leicester City one year earlier, Chelsea returned to the King Power Stadium to sign the other half of the Foxes’ title winning central midfield duo for a £35m fee.

Unfortunately, the Englishman was not able to emulate Kante’s success at the Blues. Following loan moves to Burnley and Aston Villa, Drinkwater finds himself in Chelsea’s reserves, excluded from their Premier League squad.

Kenedy

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Kenedy joined Chelsea in 2015

Despite not appearing for them since 2017, Kenedy is still a Chelsea player.

The Brazilian has had time on loan at Watford, Newcastle United, Getafe, and Granada over the last four years.

Marco van Ginkel

Marco van Ginkel
Van Ginkel has always been on the fringes at Chelsea

Brought in as a youngster from Vitesse back in 2013, Marco van Ginkel is now 28 years of age. Yep, TWENTY EIGHT.

In his time at Stamford Bridge, the Dutch midfielder has made just four appearances for Chelsea in all competitions. As of now, he is in the middle of his fourth season at PSV Eindhoven – despite never signing a permanent deal with them.

Charly Musonda

Musonda hasn’t been given many opportunities at Chelsea

Here’s a man that FIFA 17 Career Mode players will know all about.

The Belgian winger once looked like a promising talent in his younger years, scoring on his first start for Chelsea in 2017. However, a knee problem has prevented him from making an impact during loan spells at Real Betis, Celtic, and Vitesse.

As of now, he is in Chelsea’s reserves, with his contract set to expire in 2022.

Matt Miazga

Miazga has made just two appearances for Chelsea

Signing for the Blues in 2016 from New York Red Bulls, Miazga has found opportunities at Chelsea hard to come by.

The American has made just two appearances for the London club amid several loan spells elsewhere. His latest loan adventure is in the Belgian league with Anderlecht.

 

 

 

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