Top 5 players Chelsea should not have let go of this season
The summer of 2017 saw Chelsea sell 17 players and send 32 others out on loan and while some good signings were made, it's hard not to argue that they could have found some very talented players in that lot of those sent on loan and transferred.
One of the reasons the blues were so emphatic last season was the absence of involvement in Europe which allowed them to use a set of 13-14 players every week.
However, things are different this season and questions about the depth of their squad were inevitable after the opening day upset against Burnley.
The blues have bounced back after the defeat against Burnley, taking 10 points from five games and also opening their champions league account with a 6-0 win.
It's quite early to predict how the season will unfold for Conte's men nevertheless retention of a couple of players would surely have benefited them.
Here are the top 5 players Chelsea shouldn't have let go of either permanently or on loan: