As Chelsea struggle to defend their Premier league title, we take a look at three Chelsea regular stars that could be dropped by Jose Mourinho for the Blues’ to move forward.
The Serbian is currently out with a hamstring injury but he is likely to return straight into the first xi when he fully recovers; the defender is one of Chelsea’s players who has been having a torrid time on the pitch. If Jose Mourinho’s side must get out of their current predicament, the Blues must not be tempted to return the Serbian back to the starting xi.
The Spaniard was undoubtedly the creative hub of Chelsea’s side last season as they went on to win the Barclay’s Premier league, The former Arsenal man was the player with most assist last season but his form began to drop since the second half of last season and it doesn’t look like the Spaniard will pick up any time soon.
The 28 year old hasn’t really done anything wrong but neither has he done anything to merit an inclusion in the starting xi. A spell on the bench could do a lot for the midfielder who joined Chelsea from Barcelona in 2013.
This wouldn’t go down well with a lot of people but the Belgian is clearly miles off from where he was last season.
The 24 year old won the PFA and FWA player of the year last season but the has been struggling to hit the ground running this season and looks so uninterested when on the pitch.
Against West Ham, the Belgian offered his team nothing, he didn’t contribute anything of note when going forward and he didn’t indulge in defensive duties often leaving his team vulnerable at the back.
Jose Mourinho needs to find and fix what has happened to the Belgian. A spell on the bench might do a lot of good to get the 24 year old back to where he was last season; but that can also be dangerous as he is one with so much ability to change the outcome of a game within seconds. But if Hazard’s form doesn’t improve in the upcoming fixtures, a spell on the bench might just be enough for the Belgian to pick himself up and perform better.