Romelu Lukaku left for Everton, Kevin de Bruyne left for Wolfsburg and Thorgan Hazard, younger brother of Eden Hazard, left for Borussia Monchengladbach. All three lacked game time at Chelsea and all three have become big names after leaving Chelsea.
Thorgan Hazard has revealed he always knew he was going to leave Chelsea because Chelsea fail to give youngsters opportunities.
“I knew I would not stay at Chelsea when I signed for them,” Hazard told Het Nieuwsblad.
“It was a great opportunity to join such a big club, but I knew I needed regular playing time to show what I could do.
“Chelsea like to buy young players and then slowly get them ready. All the young players like Kevin de Bruyne, Charly Musonda and Romelu Lukaku were shipped out on loan. You need regular playing time at that age.
“Maybe Chelsea now regret their decision not to give De Bruyne and Lukaku more chances, I don’t know.”