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Top 5 Chelsea players sold by Mourinho who later became superstars

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#5 Juan Mata

Juan Mata was part of Roberto De Matteo’s triumvirate with Hazard and Oscar; winning the best Chelsea player back-to-back as he was tagged with the number 10 role.

He was a great finisher but Jose Mourinho came in and made him great on the bench. He joined Manchester United and was used under then manager Van Gaal until the Portuguese came in again.

#4 Arjen Robben

The Netherland superstar who is already a legend in Germany said that it was a huge “relief” after he felt lack of support from Jose Mourinho before joining Real Madrid in a £24.5million deal.

He went to the top elite in Germany and won his first Champions league after scoring the only goal in the final against Dortmund.

#3 Romelu Lukaku

The Belgian international would have become the Drogba of today as he was keen on joining his model while he was still playing at Chelsea. He was loaned often times by Jose until he finally signed for Everton. Lukaku is currently the main striker in Jose’s plan as a Manchester United manager. He could be nicknamed “The prodigal son”.

#2 Kelvin De Bruyne

Europe’s finest player and one who can dictate the tempo of the game in the midfield. He is one of a kind; his feet are equally useful to cause harm and create chances. He was the joint contender with Salah for best footballer in England.

Wonder why Jose sold him. Fans were so sad he did. The “special one” ended up becoming the “special scout” for other clubs.

#1 Mohamed Salah

Mo Salah was still 19 when Basel dealt with Chelsea in the Champions league: he stole the show before joining Mourinho’s team.

He was however still developing but not given much time to prove himself. He was loaned to Fiorentina, then to Roma when he became Roma’s best player, yet he was sold and now the Egyptian is the best player in the EPL.

He his not just fast, he runs with pace and reason; opponents get scared when he’s with the ball. He has a heart full of goals.

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

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Why Sarri’s battles is enjoyed by this Chelsea star

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There are suggestions that the battle by Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri to keep his job is being enjoyed by star player Callum Hudson Odoi.

If reports in the British press are to be believed, Callum Hudson Odoi is furious with the Italian manager for refusing him his dream move away from the club to German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich.

Callum Hudson Odoi has not able to convince Maurizio Sarri of a first team football and his wish to move away to secure more playing time is being denied by the boss with Bayern Munich having three different bids rejected.

However, Maurizio Sarri is now having a tough time at West London over his inability to win games with his future already in doubt. There are speculations that he could be sacked in the coming days.

The Chelsea wonderkid is one of the few that will benefit from the sack of the player with the hope that he will have his wish under a new manager to either play regularly or seek a move away from the club.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich face the risk of losing out on Callum Hudson Odoi with French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain reported to have shown interest

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EPL duo swoop in for French Ligue 1 star

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Premier League outfits Chelsea and Liverpool are keen on the signature of French Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco star midfielder Khephren Thuram ahead of the coming summer window.

Both the Reds and the Blues have got reasons to add more strength to their squad ahead of the coming season as there are already prevailing needs for them and they both have their attention on Khephren Thuram.

Khephren Thuram is only 17 but he has impressed to have caught the attention of big European sides who are all keen on him. His quality was well known in the two Champions League games he played for his side this season.

It is claimed by Daily Mail that the Italian Serie A champions Juventus are also monitoring the star player but the Premier League sides have gone ahead of them.

Khephren Thuram is the son of former Juventus and Barcelona defender and has been tipped to step into the shoes of his father to prove more greatness in the game.

However, suggestions are that the plans of the players by both sides will determine his decision as he will not accept any offer that will not guarantee him regular playing time for his progress.

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How Chelsea can secure future with this big decision

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It not alone for West London outfit Chelsea to have manager Jurgen Klopp sacked as a result of the bad results coming from the team but there is a need to make certain decisions that will help drive the club forward.

The future of the Italian manager is in doubt after suffering another defeat against Man United in the FA Cup third round.

Reports claim that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is soon to make a decision and it might not go well for the former Napoli boss because they can no longer trust him to deliver good results anymore.

However, the Blues are tipped to make more decisions by moving in on Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho who is claimed to be unsettled at the Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona.

As a result of his unsatisfactory performance, it is unclear if the former Liverpool star still has a future with Barcelona amidst interest that the West London outfit are interested in him.

Pundits have argued that the Brazilian international will be a perfect addition for the Blues team and most he importantly, he would be replacing Eden Hazard who is set to leave the club in the coming summer window with claims that he would be heading to Real Madrid.

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Betting Preview: Chelsea vs Malmo: Blues Victory Certain

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Troubled Chelsea moved a step closer to the round of 16 in the Europa League when they secured a 2-1 victory over Swedish club Malmo in their first leg clash last Thursday.

Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud were the heroes for the Blues as they earned a hard-fought win away from home.

Both players are expected to figure heavily again for Chelsea in the second leg as manager Maurizio Sarri rest some of his players for the Carabao Cup final clash with Premier League champions Manchester City.

The last time both teams met, the Citizens thrashed Chelsea 6-0 in what was a Premier League clash with in-form Argentine international star Sergio Aguero getting a treble in addition to further goals from Raheem Sterling (2) and Ilkay Gundogan.

Bet9ja offers 1.24 odds for a Chelsea win with the Blues heavy favourites to secure victory despite their first-leg triumph in Sweden.

Swedish club Malmo have been offered 11.75 odds for an unlikely win at Stamford Bridge.

The outcome of the match is unlikely to determine the fate of underfire Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri but the Carabao Cup result will go a long way to determine that which is why the Italian tactician will prioritise the Carabao Cup final.

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Chelsea hit by Barcelona rivalry for Houssem Aouar

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea are now expected to face rivalry from Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona in their bid to land French Ligue 1 outfit Lyon star Houssem Aouar in the coming summer transfer window.

Houssem Aouar has impressed so far this season having scored six goals for the French side and handed five assists in 33 appearances across all competitions.

The West London outfit has been on the radar of the star player right from the last winter transfer window but a deal failed to fall through with the English Premier League outfit failing to have their bid submitted until it was closed.

With the Blues boss already having the likes of Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic, there is a need to add more strength to the team ahead of the coming season.

The West London outfit have also lost Spanish star Cesc Fabregas to French Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco as he made a move in the last January winter window.

However, it is unclear if the Blues boss will still remain in charge of Chelsea team as he could be sacked but suggestions are that the team will not give up on Houssem Aouar in the coming summer.

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Chelsea fans won’t like Sarri’s statement in the past, Sack an option?

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There are indications that the criticisms and pressure on the Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will not hold any water if records of the past are to be considered.

The Blues boss has failed to deliver good results at the West London outfit with the latest being the 2-0 suffered against Man United in the FA Cup.

A lot has been said with pundits giving advice to the Italian boss and asking him to change his tactics and be more flexible in ensuring that his players do the right thing as well as playing to instruction but he has kept mute without saying a word.

Latest revelation says the Chelsea boss has once made a claim in the past which hints that he will not be ready to have his policy and style bent for good results because of his belief in what he knows.

In a piece for Football.london, it was revealed by Napoli expert that Sarri was asked if he would like to be remembered as the Netherlands in the 70s that played the best football but did not win anything or compromise their style to win something of value.

He was vocal to state that he will like to win but insisted that he will not willing to compromise his style just to win.

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The big secret Chelsea must know to return to winning ways

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The English Premier League outfit Chelsea are going through a difficult time as they are failing to win games after suffering successive defeats with the latest against Man United in the FA Cup.

The West London outfit boss Maurizio Sarri is now unsettled at Stamford Bridge as he now has his job is under doubt with names already mentioned as a replacement.

However, Spanish international Pedro has given the advice that the Blues team can only return to winning ways if they remain calm and not be carried away by the pressure.

He stressed that the secret behind returning to winning ways is to be calm, train hard with the focus on the second leg of the Europa League tie against Malmo on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Blues now face the risk of losing out of the Champion League again next season should the currently performance persist as they are now sixth in the Premier League table with a top four finish looking unlikely.

The West London boss has stated that he is not bothered about the pressure coming from the fans as he is only focused on ensuring that his players give a better performance and win more games.

Chelsea now have the Europa League and Carabao Cup as their only hope for a trophy this season.

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Marco Silva makes big claim of Kurt Zouma

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Everton boss Marco Silva has heap praise on Kurt Zouma for his performance at the club which has helped improve the team since his arrival.

Kurt Zouma is a Chelsea player who is on loan at the Toffees after he was unable to secure a regular playing time under manager Maurizio Sarri at the Stamford Bridge.

The French international defender has been consistent in his delivery which has made the Merseyside club consider shaving his signature on a permanent deal after the one-year deal is over.

The Everton boss is no doubt a big fan of Kurt Zouma after claiming to be pleased with his performance. Marco Silva, therefore, expressed delight to have taken the big decision to land the star player from the West London outfit on the last day of the market for a loan deal.

Marco Silva stated that Kurt Zouma has not only given a quality performance but he fits into the team as well as he always helps to recover quickly when he loses the ball.

However, the Everton boss stated that Kurt Zouma still has a lot to improve upon as he has got the quality to become a world-class player, noting that it will take time and more training to achieve that.

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Why Sarri ball is not working

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West London outfit Chelsea were again defeated in front of their fans at the Stamford Bridge on Monday night by Man United in the round of the FA Cup.

No thanks to Paul Pogba and Herrera who ensured they add more woes to the Blues boss Maurizio Sarri who is known to be under pressure especially after the initial 6-0 humiliation against Man City.

In his reaction, Paul Merson, football analyst stated that the pattern of the former Napoli boss is a lazy tactic and it will not work out in England as the West London outfit saw their fifth defeat in their last 10 games of the season across all competitions.

This has called for questioning over the tactics and playing style by the Italian boss who has ever won ay trophy as a manager in his history.

Paul Merson stated that the West London outfit have not got the money power to be able to spend big on defenders like Man City which is the reason why his style will not work out because his players have not got the ability to carry out the instructions.

He therefore hint that the Blues made the wrong choice because Maurizio Sarri had always employed the Sarri Ball style but has never won a title.

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What does Roman Abramovich’s silence mean?

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It is still a surprise to many and former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is yet to take a stand or make a statement on the fate of his club against what he is known for.

The West London outfit under manager Maurizio Sarri suffered their third humiliating defeat in five games which is known to be unacceptable to the club owner as speculations grow that the Italian boss could be called out of the Stamford Bridge.

Going by previous reactions of the Billionaire owner, it is expected that Maurizio Sarri would be sacked by now because he is known to be impatient to failure especially when all needed has been provided.

The Chelsea legend who expressed surprise at Abramovich’s silence stated that keeping Maurizio Sarri at the club will not be the best for the club because it is clear he has nothing to offer at the Stamford Bridge.

He noted that the Blues have now been ridiculed and will not have the opportunity of playing in the Champions League because they are fifth in the league table with the hope of breaking into the top four looking bleak.

However, the Blues are now left with the Carabao Cup to fight for against Man City but their chances are very slim.

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