Sport A Premier League XI of 'Chelsea rejects'

14:40  17 april  2018
14:40  17 april  2018 Source:   Read Sport

Team news: Burnley v Chelsea

  Team news: Burnley v Chelsea Chelsea go into this game after a run of very inconsistent form, having only picked up 10 points from their last six games, leaving them eight points off Champions League football. Chelsea came from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2 on Saturday and go again in midweek. Antonio Conte has no new injury or suspension concerns ahead of the game at Burnley. Danny Drinkwater (calf), David Luiz (ankle) and Ethan Ampadu (broken ankle) remain sidelined. The Clarets have been impressive so far this season and are setting their sights on a place in Europe with a win over the Blues. They have won their last five games in a row and if they finish seventh at the end of the season, they could be in a chance of a Europa League place. Burnley have no new injury or suspension concerns ahead of this Premier League clash. They still have a number of injured players on the sidelines but with their recent for,m Sean Dyche is unlikely to make any major changes. Ben Mee (shin), Jonathan Walters (fitness), Scott Arfield (calf), Steven Defour and Robbie Brady (both knee) are all still unavailable.

EPL Index > Chelsea (NN) > Compiling an XI of Chelsea Rejects . Robert Huth has had a better season than any Chelsea centre-back with Leicester conceding only 32 Premier League goals all season with Huth keeping 13 clean sheets in the process.

We used Football Manager 2018 to see if a team full of Chelsea rejects - including the likes of Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku - could beat the Blues and win the Premier League .

Since the Roman Abramovich revolution began back 2003, players have come and gone at Chelsea like there’s no tomorrow!

The Blues seem to have let more quality players go than any other club in the league.

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Young players seem to be sold after barely been given the time or opportunity to showcase their talents.

Many of them are gifted loan spells, both in the premier league and abroad, which they tend to impress during, however, when they return to Stamford Bridge they are either sold or loaned out again.

Here is eleven of the best current Premier League players Chelsea have sold in recent years.

Team news: Burnley v Chelsea

  Team news: Burnley v Chelsea Chelsea go into this game after a run of very inconsistent form, having only picked up 10 points from their last six games, leaving them eight points off Champions League football. Chelsea came from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2 on Saturday and go again in midweek. Antonio Conte has no new injury or suspension concerns ahead of the game at Burnley. Danny Drinkwater (calf), David Luiz (ankle) and Ethan Ampadu (broken ankle) remain sidelined. The Clarets have been impressive so far this season and are setting their sights on a place in Europe with a win over the Blues. They have won their last five games in a row and if they finish seventh at the end of the season, they could be in a chance of a Europa League place. Burnley have no new injury or suspension concerns ahead of this Premier League clash. They still have a number of injured players on the sidelines but with their recent for,m Sean Dyche is unlikely to make any major changes. Ben Mee (shin), Jonathan Walters (fitness), Scott Arfield (calf), Steven Defour and Robbie Brady (both knee) are all still unavailable.

Here are ten Chelsea ‘ rejects ’ that deserved more of a chance with the first team. Premier League appearances for Chelsea : 11 . Back in 2010, Josh McEachran was to Chelsea what Jack Wilshere was to Arsenal, a young tricky central midfield player that could be their next big star.

Chelsea 2017-18 Premier League season preview: How they will line up, new signings, transfer targets, prediction. Likely starting XI . Chelsea let go of their long-serving club captain John Terry this summer, with Rudiger expected to slot into Conte's three-man defence.

I bet the Blues wish they had a few of these now…

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Conte reaches 100 Chelsea games with win at Burnley .
Jose Mourinho is the only Chelsea manager with a better win record at the club than incumbent Antonio Conte.Antonio Conte has reached 100 games in charge of Chelsea, celebrating the landmark with a 2-1 Premier League win at Burnley.

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