Victor Moses is among the names that have suffered for games under new boss Maurizio Sarri.
Sarri’s appointment as Chelsea manager led to the end of the 3-4-3 system that was used by former Blues boss Antonio Conte.
Moses was a key player under Conte and made the right wing-back spot his own as he helped Chelsea win the Premier League and FA Cup in two seasons.
However, the Nigeria international has made just six appearances this season, completing the full 90 minutes just once.
The Sun claim that Moses’ former club Crystal Palace are interested in bringing back their youth product in the January transfer window.
Moses graduated from Crystal Palace academy and made his first-team debut in 2007 at the age of 16.
Palace who are struggling at the moment are believed to be interested in the Nigerian, and reports claim Chelsea are ready to accept a £12m fee for the winger they signed in 2012.
Another player who has suffered under Sarri is Danny Drinkwater who’s yet to feature at all this season.
Sarri has made it clear that Drinkwater and Moses are no longer in his plans for the season.
Sarri said: “I think the situation is that Drinkwater for me is not suitable for a midfield with two other midfielders.
“I told him two months ago what I think.
“Moses is more suitable for playing wing back than like a winger or a full back, I think.
“I don’t know [if they have a future]. They have to improve but their characteristics are a little bit different.”