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6 Chelsea 'flops' who have gone on to do well elsewhere

Andrew Hormiz
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18.97K   //    30 Nov 2017, 18:06 IST

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Luis was sold too quickly by the Blues

Stamford Bridge has been home to some great players over the years. Many of those arriving for huge money, the likes of Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba and Diego Costa. But Chelsea have also had their fair share of transfer horror shows too. Partially selling players they deemed not good enough only for them to go on and become top players.

All of these players didn't have their chance at Chelsea, only to move on and shine elsewhere, with the majority being at Premier League rivals. These are the most high profile names that have left Chelsea blue faced in the last few years.


#6 Filipe Luís

The Brazilian left-back was one of the world's best prior to his move to Chelsea. Fresh off winning the La Liga and making it to the Champions League final with Atletico Madrid, Luís seemed primed to be a very smart buy by Jose Mourinho. But after just a year in England Luís was back in the Spanish capital.

It was a weird year at Chelsea for Luís. Unable to overtake the favoured César Azpilicueta, Luís started just 9 games in the league. Since leaving, Luís has continued to be one of the best left-backs around as Atletico Madrid made it to another Champions League final. Luís also featured in the La Liga team of the year in 2016-17.

Although Chelsea haven't been in dire need of a left-back it never hurts to have one of the worlds best in your side and before and after his time at Chelsea he has proven he should have featured much more for the Blues. He continues to be solid both in attack and defence by keeping his place in one of Europe's best back lines.

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