Chelsea will play Leeds United in the Premier League this evening. Graham Potter has already lost more games than his team has won since joining the club last September.
However, statistics show that with £600 million spent on new players, the club should be playing good football and winning games. The manager is rumored to have Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League to save his job.
Meanwhile, several players have arrived at the Chelsea training camp, implying that what Graham Potter said about the difficulties of working with a 31-man squad in training may be correct. As a result, just as Jorginho left for Arsenal in January, many more will follow by next summer, according to a Sunsport report.
When the transfer window reopens in July, the Blues’ owner will almost certainly need to balance the books. According to The Telegraph, he is determined to release any players who refuse to commit to the club for more than two years.
Enforcing this strategy would expose several first-team stars at the end of the season, so who might be let go?
N’Golo Kante’s (Expires this summer)
Kante is said to be on the verge of signing a new three-year contract, which, despite missing the majority of the season due to injury, will be welcome news to Chelsea fans.
Mateo Kovacic’s (Expires in a year)
With just over a year left on his current contract, the massive Croatian midfielder must make a difficult decision this summer.
With just over a year left on his current contract, the huge Croatian midfielder faces a difficult decision this summer, especially with Man City rumours swirling. He is eyeing what could be his final long-term contract before turning 29 in May.
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Pulisic, Christian (Expires next year)
When Pulisic arrived from Borussia Dortmund in 2019, there were high hopes for him. He quickly demonstrated flashes of the breathtaking talent he possesses. Some believed he could go on to emulate the much-loved Eden Hazard, who had previously left for Los Blancos.
Loftus-Cheek, Ruben (Expires in 2024, with a one-year extension option)
While he has never fully recovered from a serious Achilles injury suffered in 2019, he has shown signs of improvement. The 27-year-old is still an important squad player for a club that wants to compete on four fronts.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a footballer from Gabon (Expires in 2024)
Former Arsenal captain Aubameyang has continued Chelsea’s long-running No 9 curse since joining from Barcelona last summer, making him one of the easiest choices on the list. This year has seen a rapid decline in popularity under Graham Potter.
Arrizabalaga, Kepa (Expires in 2025)
Kepa, like Havertz, was an expensive investment for Chelsea, who paid £72 million for him four and a half years ago. And after a successful first season that culminated in success in the Europa League, his form has plummeted dramatically.