Chelsea’s capitulation has been one of the strangest events in recent football history. In the space of one summer they went from the dominant force in England to an indifferent shambles.
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While pressure is focused on Mourinho, several first team players resemble nothing more than shadows of their former selves, and come next summer the club would be wise to cash in before their value really plummets.
Not long ago the Belgian was classed as one of the brightest stars in world football, and tipped to attain the level of Messi and Ronaldo. Now he looks disengaged, and rumours persist of a bust up with Jose Mourinho.
While he remains one of Chelsea’s most prized assets, a player who has lost the desire to perform for the club is unwise to hold onto, and collecting a huge transfer sum for him seems like an increasingly smart move. With the likes of Real Madrid and PSG circling the Belgian will have no shortage of suitors.
At the beginning of last season the Spaniard looked like a truly inspired signing, linking up well with compatriot Diego Costa and contributing the majority of the club’s assists. Since the tail end of last season his performances have dropped and he has recently found himself resigned to the bench.
With few impressive performances in 2015, the likelihood that he will regain his 2014 form seems to be diminishing, and in a time of crisis he has proved to be a player Chelsea cannot rely on.
The Serbian has been one of Chelsea’s most solid defenders and in many ways has been symbolic of the overnight decline of the club. At right back he has been consistently exposed this season, and run ragged by numerous wingers.
With papers already linking him to a move to Serie A, a change of pace and a new environment looks like the best option for Ivanovic and a good chance for Chelsea to establish new fullbacks.