3 Players That Might Have To Leave Chelsea This Summer To Save Their Careers

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2. Michy Batshuayi

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Michy Batshuayi is yet to break into the Chelsea team despite his £33m signing in 2016. Batshuayi joined Chelsea as a 23-year-old and will be 26 in October.

At 26, a player ought to be steady in a club and have his career sorted out. Batshuayi has already been loaned out to Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Crystal Palace. While Batshuayi’s loan spell at Dortmund was a success, he struggled at Valencia and his loan spell was cut short in the Spanish league.

Batshuayi did well in his brief loan spell at Crystal Palace, scoring 5 goals in 11 games. For Batshuayi at Chelsea, it’s either now or never to save his Chelsea career. With Oliver Giroud currently the only available striker at the club, and youngster Tammy Abraham returning from loan, Batshuayi might have to impress the incoming boss in pre-season, and if he doesn’t, he might just have to leave Chelsea to save his season.

3. Baba Rahman

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Baba Rahman signed up for Chelsea in August 2015, and the Ghana International failed to seal a place in the Chelsea team that year under Jose Mourinho.

Rahman played 23 matches for the Blues across all competitions since his arrival from Augsburg in 2015. But his impact wasn’t really felt as the managers never trusted him. Even after Mourinho was sacked, interim boss Guus Hiddink also didn’t trust the Ghanaian much as the left-back position was left vacant.

Rahman moved to Schalke the following year, but his loan spell wasn’t successful as he suffered an injury that kept him out for one year. At Schalke, Baba made 15 appearances in the first half of 2016/17 before departing for the Africa Cup of Nations where he suffered a cruciate ligament injury in his knee, bringing an end to his season. Having remained at Chelsea for his rehabilitation, Baba returned to Schalke in January 2018 for a loan until the end of the 2018/19 season.

Rahman revealed that he left Chelsea under Antonio Conte because the Italian advised him to leave the club on loan because he wasn’t impressed with his defending.

Rahman joined French outfit Reims on loan in January until the end of the season. The 25-year-old is currently with Ghana for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, and he’s expected to return to Chelsea this summer.

Chelsea currently have Marcos Alonso And Emerson Palmieri in their ranks for the new season and competition between the two is fierce. Rahman will have no place in the Chelsea team next season and might have to leave Chelsea permanently in order to save his season.

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.