The 2017-18 has been an amazing season so far for football. Exciting football from Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester city has certainly brought the excitement. As a Chelsea fan, I am happy that we are still in contention to finish in Top 4. But one team, which has lost the rhythm lately was Chelsea. After having “decent” start and not so surprising throughout the December, we are almost catching up on 4th. For last few years, we have lost some great talents to our competitors. Let’s look at the 5 Ex- Chelsea players who are really pulling off a magnificent and spectacular performance with their respective team.
Lukaku had just 10 appearances with Chelsea team in three years until he moved to Everton. His 75 Million Pound Price tag speaks itself that how worthy he was at Everton before moving to Manchester United. So far, He has scored 14 Goals for United and still counting. His future with Mourinho looks bright. He has the full trust of his manager and supporters.
Kevin De Bruyne:
De Bruyne is one of the most Mid-fielder right now in Europe. He was with Chelsea for two years from 2012 to 2014. His years were not so great and He got only 3 appearances in the dark blue shirt before moving to Wolfsburg. He joined Manchester City in 2015 for the club record of 54 million pounds. He has justified his price with 14 assists in this season.
Currently, Salah is the target of Real Madrid for the summer. He has played consistently after joining Liverpool last summer. He has scored 36 Goals in all competitions. Salah was brought in Chelsea by the “Special One” but he couldn’t show his skills and played just 13 games in 2 years with Chelsea. His performance with Roma was convincing to Liverpool to bring him back in Premier League and now he is on his the best form of life.
Matic joined Chelsea in 2009 but didn’t get the opportunity and loaned out to Vitesse and then later sold to Benfica. Mourinho brought him back to Chelsea in 2014 and he was an integral part of the team until last season. United paid more than 40 million pounds for his reunion with Mourinho.
He was one of my favorites at Chelsea and I still find me a great footballer. He was the Chelsea player of the year for two successive years. But he was never a good fit in the Mourinho’s team and sold to united. He sold to the Manchester United with a price tag od 37.1 million pounds and now he is again with Mourinho.
Apart from the above 5 players, there are others too like- Sterling and Peter Cech who are highly successful with other premier league clubs after leaving the Stamford Bridge. As a fan, It is never easy to digest some of your favorites players is scoring against you.