6 Chelsea players who will leave in January transfer Windows
The 6 Chelsea players who will leave in January transfer Windows
The January transfer window is very much under way and Chelsea have already made the first move by signing Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund.
The one snag in that deal, of course, is that the 20-year-old American will not actually join up with the Blues until the summer, having been loaned back to finish the current Bundesliga campaign.
Maurizio Sarri has said that he does not care about the transfer window, that he will just train the players he has. However, he has also stated that the current squad at his disposal is too large and that means some players might have to face the Stamford Bridge exit.
But could make way? Here are six players that could be facing the door this window to make room for incoming players.
He is a player that Sarri doesn't want to let go, but it looks inevitable that the Spaniard is going to be making his exit from Stamford Bridge this January.
The 31-year-old is set to join Thierry Henry's Monaco, with the FA Cup clash against Nottingham Forest set to be his final match in a Chelsea shirt.
Fabregas could really have helped the Blues, at least until the end of the season, but the fact that he wants more first team opportunities means that he has looked elsewhere and it is the end of his time in England.
The Blues have something of a winger issue now with Callum Hudson-Odoi, Pedro and Willian all picking up injuries in recent matches.
However, Victor Moses has still not had a chance to get some game time and the writing is on the wall for his time with the Blues.
Sarri has already stated that the Nigerian does not fit into his system, and with the signing of Pulisic as well there is even less space for him.
With Fabregas on the verge of leaving, you might think that there is now space for Danny Drinkwater to get a chance in the team.
However, Sarri's past comments suggest that maybe the Blues midfielder is not the man for him to play in the Jorginho role and it could mean an exit for the Premier League winner.
A loan deal could be on the cards, but you would feel his Chelsea misery needs to come to an end for him to get on with his career.
Zappacosta was very much a signing to appease Antonio Conte in the need for a back-up right wing-back, but the Italian is getting no chances with Sarri.
He has played the odd Europa League and Carabao Cup match, however he didn't even start against Bournemouth in the quarter-final with Sarri going for the experience of Cesar Azpilicueta.
With Ethan Ampadu proving that he can play at right-back as well, it might be time for Zappacosta to move on.
The former England international has been an outstanding servant for Chelsea since joining seven years ago, but the 33-year-old believes he should be playing first team football.
He certainly could do at many Premier League clubs, and a loan deal to Fulham is very much on the cards if they send back Timothy Fosu-Mensah to Manchester United and free up space.
Cahill then can reassess the future in the summer, but he deserves to be playing football and a team would surely snap him up.
You have to feel really sorry for the Brazilian who has been kept around the Chelsea squad but has not been playing at all. In fact he is not even in the squad to play.
That means it has been something of a bit of a waste of half a season for Piazon, and surely the Blues will let him go out on loan or even be sold permanently.
Even with the injury crisis at the moment, the Brazilian has not had much of a look-in.