Five Players who Antonio Conte may now deem surplus to requirements at Chelsea.
Chelsea fans are eagerly anticipating the impact that new manager Antonio Conte will make following...
Chelsea fans are eagerly anticipating the impact that new manager Antonio Conte will make following the former Italy boss’ arrival at Stamford Bridge.
However, while people are keen to see who he brings into the club, what about those who may be deemed surplus to requirements in West London?
Nodeposit.com takes a look at five players who are odds on to be heading for the exit door:
Having played second fiddle to Diego Costa since signing from Queens Park Rangers in the summer of 2014, the arrival of Michy Batshuayi and reported interest in Edinson Cavani suggests the Frenchman is not in Conte’s first-team plans.
Remy has scored goals wherever he has played and, now at the age of 29, will be desperate for regular football elsewhere and may have no choice but to move on.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina goalkeeper could not turn down the opportunity to join the then-Premier League champions from Stoke City last summer.
However, while he provided a very good back-up option, the 29-year-old is still firmly behind Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order and will not want to spend another season sitting on the bench.
Signed after an impressive season with Wigan Athletic in 2012, Moses featured prominently during his first campaign at Stamford Bridge, but has spent the next three out on loan.
While he has played in each of the Blues’ pre-season friendlies so far, it is unlikely that he will be preferred ahead of the likes of Eden Hazard, Pedro, Willian and Juan Cuadrado on the wing come August 13.
Chelsea have become somewhat notorious in recent years for the number of players they have out on loan – Atsu is another example of that.
The Ghanaian has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Blues and, with the options already at Conte’s disposal on the wing, he should look to move on for good.
Marco van Ginkel
Signed for £9 million in 2013, he has made just two appearances for them in the Premier League before having to settle for temporary spells with AC Milan, Stoke City and PSV.
N’Golo Kante’s arrival will surely push the Dutchman even further down the pecking order behind the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja Matic and John Obi Mikel, therefore it is definitely time for him to permanently look elsewhere.