With all the talent in the ranks at Chelsea, there are some players I consider not good enough for the squad, or at least who don’t offer enough to warrant a place at the club. Here is an early look at who I believe the Blues should be getting rid of in January.
1) Fernando Torres
The Spaniard has had a hard time since he arrived in west London as a result of his gigantic costs, but I have always been supportive of the striker. However, this summer was the turning point. With Romelu Lukaku coming back I was certain that he’d lead our line this season. Torres has offered us next to nothing in his three appearances so far this season and slows down almost every single attack that he is involved with.
2) Demba Ba
Another forward who I want out of the club is Demba Ba, who has been nothing short of woeful since he joined the club. In my 19 years of supporting the Blues I’ve not seen many who offer less than the former Newcastle forward. He’s slow, he can’t pass and he doesn’t score goals. Get rid.
3) Jon Obi Mikel
For me, Mikel isn’t the player we need in the middle. Michael Essien is stronger, more attack-minded and more intelligent off the ball. I have nothing against Mikel, far from it, but with Ramires, Frank Lampard and Essien able to operate in the defensive midfielder role, as well as David Luiz, I think it’s time for the Nigerian to find a new club.