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Top 7 Players Chelsea Should Not Have Sold

We took a look at some former Chelsea players who deserve a chance at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea should not have sold the below players. We've produced a list of the top 6 Chelsea rejects who were good elsewhere but struggled at Chelsea. Including Romelu lukaku who cam back to chelsea Continue reading to find out.

7. Oscar.

Chelsea may have made a tidy sixty million pounds from the January 2017 transfer of Oscar to Shanghai, but they also lost one of their most established and creative players. Oscar, who joined Stamford Bridge from Brazilian club Internacional in the same transfer window as Eden Hazard, was part of a promising crop of young players. Oscar became known for his skill on the ball, technical ability, and overall eye for goal during his time with Jose Mourinho, as he beat out competition from the likes of Juan Mata. He made over 200 appearances for the club during his time in London. Oscar's career came to an abrupt halt when he switched from hyper-competitive football to the cash-strapped leagues of China.

6. Diego Costa

Diego Costa is a footballer that is often in the news. On his best days, his ferocious, confrontational demeanor makes him a terrifyingly clinical player, but it's also his biggest flaw when he loses control. Costa's true strength resides in his strength, which he has more of than others give him credit for. Whether it's outmuscling defenders or snatching a loose ball, Costa has been one of the continent's top strikers for years, whether he's on the ball or soaring up and showcasing his prowess in the air. Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014 and immediately made an impact. Costa's fiery drive would come to symbolize Mourinho's and Chelsea's attitude, scoring twenty goals in the league season as Stamford Bridge celebrated one of its most convincing title victories.

5. Kevin De Bruyne

After being loaned to Werder Bremen, the offensive midfielder was signed from Genk in 2012. Following a season in which he only made three Premier League appearances, he moved to Wolfsburg and became a Bundesliga star, inspiring Manchester City to sign him. The Belgium international is now one of the best attacking players in the world, propelling Pep Guardiola's league leaders, and Chelsea's decision to trade him will go down as one of their biggest blunders.

4. Juan Cuadrado

While Cuadrado may have looked out of place in the Premier League, offloading him after only 15 games hasn't aged well, especially given his stellar Juventus performances. The Colombian has re-emerged as one of the top right-backs in the world, and who knows, he would have been a good fit for the Blues on the defensive flank

3. Salah Mohamed

Salah may have something to prove against Chelsea, having only made three appearances in the tournament during his brief stay in London after arriving from Basel. Salah was quickly transferred to Fiorentina for an 18-month loan, but he only stayed for a few months, forcing a temporary switch to Roma. The Italian club signed him on a permanent basis, but he only stayed for one season until Jurgen Klopp came knocking.

2. Arjen Robben

The Dutch winger joined Jose Mourinho's team from PSV at the age of 20, but he had already established himself as one of Europe's most promising talents. He was a two-time Premier League champion with Chelsea before moving on to Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Since leaving England, he has more than delivered on his promise,

1. Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku was in a similar situation at Chelsea to Kevin de Bruyne. Their fans yearned for him to be given a chance in the first team, but he was never given that opportunity. During his first season at Stamford Bridge, he made ten league appearances (mainly as a substitute), before spending the next two on loan. He would go on to become one of the most lethal attackers in the Premier League after being traded to Everton. In 2017, Chelsea attempted to entice him back to the club, but the Belgian instead chose to join Manchester United. According to the figures, he has been one of Europe's most prolific attackers during the last five years. Given Chelsea's struggles in that position, they welcome back Lukaku and he has 3 goals in the premier league now.

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