Winter. A time for Christmas cheer. A time for Premier League fans to enjoy a huge mash-up of domestic fixtures while our continental compatriots go on winter breaks because you can’t do step-overs in the snow.
But the winter period is not an occasion of festivities for everybody involved, especially in the world of football. Judging by the current trend, at least two more top flight managers will lose their jobs before St. Nick does his rounds.
And although the coming January window will excite fans with the prospect of new, snazzy signings, it will also strike fear into the hearts of a number of players who could be walking the transfer plank.
Take these SIX Chelsea lads for example, whom we at Football FanCast have compiled into a lovely list for you. Not a Christmas list to put up your chimney on Xmas Eve, but rather SIX members of the Stamford Bridge squad who could find their West London tenures cut abruptly short when the transfer window reopens.