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The likes of John Terry, Gary Cahill and the other departed stars who have been at the club for long have now left the club for the younger generation to take over, as Blues boss Frank Lampard is revamping the Chelsea squad with players from the club’s academy.
Interestingly, Chelsea’s current longest serving player is Lucas Piazon. The Brazilian has played just once in the Premier League for Chelsea, as a second-half substitute in December 2012.
Piazon is currently on loan at Rio Ave, and is in his seventh loan deal away from the club.
Chelsea beat the likes of Juventus to secure the signing of the Brazilian back in 2011 from São Paulo, with the Brazilian club announcing that Piazon could only play for the Chelsea senior team after 20 January 2012 when he became eligible to obtain a work visa.
Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta is currently the club’s second longest serving player, having signed for the club in August 2012. Victor Moses who’s currently on loan at Inter Milan is the club’s current third longest serving player.
Piazon revealed his displeasure at being sent out on loan continuously by the club and revealed that he won’t be leaving on loan again.
He said after his move to Rio Ave: “My time at Chelsea is over. I’m 25, I’ve been on loan several times.
“I’ve been at Chelsea since 2011, I’ve been on loan almost all over Europe. I’m tired of playing here and there, I need a place where I can feel at home. I want to know that in July I will return to the same place, to the same house.
“I’d have a good season on loan, but I’d come back and was soon loaned again. There was no point in going out on loan, playing well, coming back, not being used and being loaned again.
“There comes a time in your career that makes no sense anymore. By the way, I said exactly that three years ago and it didn’t go so well at Chelsea, it generated some discomfort.”