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7 players who became successful after leaving Chelsea

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On transfer deadline day on February 3rd, Andre Schurrle made a big money move from Chelsea to Wolfsburg. The German made a bright start on his return to Germany by providing two assists and linked up well with another former Chelsea player – Kevin De Bruyne.Schurrle is destined for big things, but he didn’t really get the chances to set the field alight at Chelsea and therefore, the German returned to the Bundesliga and it is very likely that he will reach bigger heights in the near future like many former players who left Chelsea at a young age have.So here are seven such players who found individual success after leaving the South Londoners:DISCLAIMER: The views expressed here are that of the author’s and not of the site.

#7 Scott Parker

Parker joined Chelsea on January 30, 2004. He was initially signed as cover for Claude Makelele and Frank Lampard, therefore he did not get enough chances to play in his preferred position, but despite this he was named the PFA Young player of the year.

After the arrival of Tiago Mendes in the next summer, Parker’s playing time was cut short even more and then an injury compounded his problems. The following summer, he was sold to Newcastle United and became a regular for the Tyneside club. After two successful seasons with Newcastle, he moved to West Ham prior to the 2007/08 season.

Parker was an influential figure at West Ham during his four years with the club and was shortlisted for the PFA player of the year award for the 2010/11 season. He missed out on the award, but was named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year.

After West Ham were relegated, Parker forced a move to Tottenham Hotspur to continue playing in the Premier League and keep his place in the England National Team. He spent two seasons with Spurs before moving to another London club, Fulham, in 2013, for whom he still plays in the Championship.  

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