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5 players Chelsea should never have sold

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Chelsea are hailed to have one of the best youth academies in the world. John Terry, the former England skipper and centre-back was a product of Chelsea academy. Michael Emenalo, Chelsea's former technical director was credited for his brilliant scouting skills. He made bargain signings like Cesar Azpilicueta, Juan Mata, Eden Hazard to name a few.

However, there has been a culture of delivering instant glory at the Stamford bridge. Chelsea have consistently changed managers and never been in anything like "Arsenal & Wenger" idea of romance.

This has cost the Londoners in a unique way. The youth has never been given a chance to prove its worth. Chelsea have had some exceptional talent over the years but have barely given anyone a breakthrough. They have constantly been selling some promising youngsters whose performances later, have left the Blues baffled with their own decision.

Here, we take a look at five players who should have never been sold by Chelsea.

#5 Ryan Bertrand

Ryan Bertrand was often used as a back-up to Ashley Cole

Ryan Bertrand, the Southampton full-back is considered to be one of the best in the positions. The Englishman was a product of Chelsea's youth academy. He was constantly being loaned since his arrival in London. In 2010, the left-back finally made a first team appearance as a substitute and provided an assist for Malouda.

The English defender was handed a professional contract by Chelsea and was a part of their Champions League winning squad in 2012. However, there was a substantial lack of game time for Bertrand at the Bridge. He made only 28 appearances for the Blues in his six year tenure with the club.

In 2015, Chelsea sold the player to Southampton for a fee believed to be £10 million. The full-back was named in the PFA Team of the Year at the end of the season.

Since his departure, Chelsea have spent more than £60 million on the left-back position.

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