Chelsea started out the season in exciting fashion. Two last minute wins against West Ham United and Watford showed that players were responding to new manager Antonio Conte’s “fight till the end” mantra. Then a thumping win against Burnley, and we were on the moon. But a disappointing draw at Swansea, followed by humiliating defeats at the hands of Liverpool, and then Arsenal, exposed the fault lines in the team, bringing to light not only the lack of creativity in attack and strength in defence but also the lack of depth.
And now we look at some players who have been major reasons for these defeats, or otherwise, must be moved on by the club, rather than having them collect fat cheques just for sitting on the bench, or underperforming even when given the opportunity.
Find out the list on next page.