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5 players who could leave Chelsea in January

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Chelsea FC v Leicester City - Premier League
Chelsea FC v Leicester City - Premier League

Chelsea's fans were thrilled with the appointment of Italian manager Maurizio Sarri after a disappointing season under Antonio Conte where they failed to qualify for the Champions League as they finished sixth in the table.

The Italian has implemented his Sarri-ball footballing philosophy as the Blues started the season with a bang going unbeaten in 18 matches in all competitions before tasting their first defeat against a spirited Tottenham side.

The Blues have been playing beautiful football under the Italian gaffer with summer signing Jorginho pulling the strings at the heart of Chelsea's midfield and orchestrating attack with his vision, creativity, and great passing accuracy.

Eden Hazard looks like a player reborn under Maurizio Sarri with his performance this season showing why he is considered the best player after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The Belgian has bagged an impressive 10 goals and setting up nine goals in the process.

As Eden Hazard & Co. are enjoying their football under the new manager, there are some players who have failed to force their way into the manager's plan and may seek to continue with their careers away from the Stamford Bridge.

Here is a look at five players who may be on the move in the winter transfer window.

#5 Cesc Fabregas

Fabregas in action for Chelsea in the Europa League
Fabregas in action for Chelsea in the Europa League

The Spaniard has fallen down the pecking order with the summer arrival of Jorginho. Sarri prefers the Italian midfielder to the Spaniard at the base of Chelsea's midfield as he was looking to implement his philosophy at Stamford Bridge.

Sarri's preference of Jorginho is understandable as he had played under him at Napoli. Cesc Fabregas has only one start in the Premier League this season and most of his chances came in the UEFA Europa League.

Cesc has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in January and despite being 31-years old, the Spanish midfield genius still has a lot more to offer and a transfer in January could benefit him.

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