Petr Cech: Petr Cech had long been the undisputed #1 keeper for the West London outfit. He was, and still is an amazing keeper, some even nicknaming him “stěna,” meaning “the wall,” in his native Czech. However, coach Jose Mourinho recalled on-loan Belgian Thibaut Courtois from Atletico Madrid in June 2013, and Mou hasn’t looked back since. Thibs has been excellent between the sticks since his Premier League move, racking up almost 10 clean sheets this season, benching Cech to second string. I chose to feature Cech because he can still be a world-class keeper for many European teams, but he no longer has a place in the Chelsea first XI.
Filipe Luis: Luis is still somewhat of a new boy, arriving only last season, but it seems as if the Brazilian left back might move clubs once again at the end of this season. Being 30 years old, and second choice to a younger, more versatile Cesar Azpilicueta, reports show he might go back to his old Spanish club Atletico, where he won a La Liga title with Courtois, in order to fund a player-plus-cash move for promising midfielder Koke. I chose Luis because his situation is interesting to me. He absolutely loves playing at Chelsea but he never gets minutes. Curiously enough, I also believe he is their best full-back.
Ramires: This season, the Brazilian has been moved down to second fiddle upon the re-arrival of Nemanja Matic. A strong defensive mid, with the pace to keep up with opposing wingers, and also very technical, a player like Ramires is hard to come by. All in all, he has done well for Chelsea, but the past few years of his career have been defined by injury, mediocrity, and expulsion. With the Blues rumored to sign a super midfielder this summer such as Pogba, Koke, or Schneiderlin, it would benefit both parties for Ramires to move on.