A list of Chelsea players who left the team too early. Diego Costa, Filipe Luis, Andre Schurrle and many more.
Chelsea players are not really known to overstay their welcome. Here are six Blues who left the club too soon. Players depart from Chelsea for a mixture of reasons, but disputes with managers seem to be very usual. Here is a list of players who left Chelsea before the team needed them the most.
1. Diego Costa
Chelsea does not have a lengthy list of strikers who are considered successful by global standards. In fact, Chelsea has not been the most clinical team in Europe. Discovering strikers that are a perfect fit for Chelsea is a surprisingly difficult task. Thus, when they are found, they should be retained. Diego Costa was an ideal fit for Chelsea. He was a significant part of the teams that won the 2014/15 and 2016/17 Premier League titles.
Chelsea did not have a lot of choices available to them concerning the Costa – Antonio Conte situation. Hence, selling him was just. Although, you just can not help but question what more Chelsea would have accomplished with Costa driving the line.
2. Andre Schurrle
Andre Schurrle was an outright masterpiece of a player. Chelsea dumped him far too early. It was a glacial brightness from Mourinho during a 1 – 1 draw against Manchester City that largely sealed Schurrle’s time at Stamford Bridge. Schurrle did really well to score the opening goal against City. Although, he fell dormant in the second half. This is what led to James Milner getting in after him and span the ball for Frank Lampard to score. It seemed like Schurrle was the reason for both goals that day.
Although no one will overlook that Cesc Fabregas chipped pass against Burnley. It was the incredible Andre Schurrle who netted the ball and made it one of the all-time famous assists. It is difficult to say what is more shocking: that the Blues dumped a World Cup-winning winger in his prime at just 24, or that he is still only 29.
3. Felipe Luis
Felipe Luis’ transfer to Chelsea in the summer of 2014 was dominated by the influx of fellow La Liga players Cesc Fabregas and Deigo Costa. As was his escape a year later. Mainly because of the hype around the signing of youngster Baba Rahman. Luis was an active, all-around left-back who was efficient offensively and remarkably reliable while defending. He was the functional full-back that would fit in every club right now. His residence was ostensibly felt just after he left.
Luis returned to Atletico and maintained his top performances. Although he never won the important trophies. The ones that he would have had the chance of playing for at Chelsea. Chelsea went from Rahman to Kenedy to Marcos Alonso to Emerson. They are yet to find a stable left-back solution on par with Luis.
4. Arjen Robben
Since leaving, Arjen Robben has won a total of 22 major trophies with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. He has also scored 157 goals. Before Eden Hazard, he was outwardly the most energetic player Chelsea had in the team. A world-class player on any day, he turned matches over and over again within a few seconds.
The true disgrace is that Chelsea spent so many years pursuing a player “to take pressure to create away from Hazard.” While Robben was still in his best and could have been there the whole time. It was a true embarrassment to see the back of him. He was a wonderful professional. Robben also admitted that he regretted leaving Chelsea so early. Maybe he would not have missed the penalty in the 2012 finals if he still was in Chelsea.
5. Asmir Begovic
Chelsea has been absolved in the goalkeeping area for two decades. They have always had world-class goalkeepers with the likes of Cudicini, Cech, Courtois, and Kepa.
Asmir Begovic was tempted to the seaside by the charming verse of energy. Unfortunately, he was also suffocated by the bulky expanse in character between Chelsea and Bournemouth. The Bosnian goalkeeper was getting a few matches here and there for Chelsea. He was the Blues’ second-choice goalkeeper following the Belgian Thibaut Courtois. Although the bait of first-team football in the Premier League was too significant to resist for him. He made a decision to move to Bournemouth. He sought to regain his place as one of the top five goalkeepers in the league as he started his peak years.
Although flaws slithered into his game and the former stable Bosnian became a burden for Eddie Howe’s side. He wasted the preponderance of his second season at Bournemouth working to find a way out of there. Had Begovic stayed at Chelsea, the goalkeeping exhibition at Chelsea would have been very distinct.
6. Gary Cahill
The 2019/20 season saw Chelsea finally welcoming the graduates of their academy under Frank Lampard. There were many unforgettable moments for each and every one of them. Everything points towards a pleasant future for Chelsea. Although the most consequential problem that needs clarification is the defense. Notwithstanding trying every sequence possible, Chelsea just cannot stop conceding goals. The Blues lack a proper leader, someone who knows every trade.
Gary Cahill was the perfect candidate for the job. He was the commander, he was the director, and he had won it all and he learned from the most salutary. The impact he has had on the Crystal Palace team has been tremendous. The harmony Gary Cahill brought to their defensive line is what Chelsea missed this season. Cahill declared his plan to leave the club before the season and he was given a sentimental sendoff by players and fans. Although he could have further prolonged his contract when it was pointed out that Maurizio Sarri would leave for Juventus.
The largest blemish on Oscar’s Chelsea tenure is that he was not Eden Hazard. Having appeared in the corresponding summer for comparable transfer price. Also at comparable ages, it is nearly impracticable to judge Oscar without matching him to arguably Chelsea’s best player. It is also wrong but eventually something that can not be avoided.
Antonio Conte’s now-remarkable switch to a 3-4-3 in the beginning stages of the 2016/17 season was the death bell for Oscar’s participation at Chelsea. It was a system that needed two all-action central midfielders. Therefore, attacking No. 10 did not really suit the bill.
If he achieved even a bit of consistency over the years, we would be viewing fervent films about the Brazilian Lampard. His capability to produce for Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Willian, etc. In addition to that, adding goals of his own. Oscar did leave Chelsea very early.