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£132 million combined Chelsea duos, yet always benched in international duties

Bright Okafor

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Kepa Arizabalaga

A lot of players have taken advantage of the already inflated market and just maybe, it’s because they’ve not evidently proved how much they are worth both in club and country.

Two of the players registered in Chelsea was due to forceful moves that saw the Blues lose two other crux players.

Alvaro Morata had planned to stay at Real Madrid because he needed much playing time which however saw him below Kareem Benzema in Zinedine Zidane’s pecking order before Chelsea ended up buying the Spanish for £60 million.

Close to similar situation occurred with Kepa Arrizabalaga who left the Athletic club when Chelsea reached an agreement to pay for his buy out clause before securing him for £72 million.

Both players put together cost Chelsea around £132 million but have not been used in Spain’s squad.

Spain played against Croatia on Tuesday, while in the first half, the Spanish side had already won the game with 3 nil margin but Morata and Kepa were never in Luiz Enrique’s plan afterwards else one of them would have been tried in the second half.

Enrique was excited about the attitude of all the players but who knows if the two Chelsea players were included.

Azpilicueta came in for Carvajal few minutes to end the match while Alonso rested after featuring in the victory against England.

Chelsea will be happy to have all players back ahead of Cardiff City on Saturday and a visit to PAOK on Thursday.

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Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.