Chelsea weren’t the most active Premier League side in the transfer market over the course of the summer, though they didn’t really need to be. Having won the title under Jose Mourinho little under two years ago, Antonio Conte walked into a team packed to the rafters with top talent, but the Italian’s task now is to continue his rebuild.
The likes of Oscar and Branislav Ivanovic have departed west London for pastures new over the last few months and, with a return to the Champions League around the corner, there’s little doubting the squad needs more work. While it’s tempting to talk about just who exactly could arrive, whoever Conte allows to leave will have just as big an impact on the complexion of the playing staff.
So, with Visit Britain running an exciting competition to bring the biggest Super Fan in the world over to England, which Chelsea stars could make a move the other way?
Here’s a look at five players who could move to the MLS…
The Stamford Bridge stalwart is out of contract in the summer and the switch to a 3-4-3 formation has seen the Blues bastion’s playing time take a dip. Undoubtedly one of the biggest names in English football for more than a decade, perhaps he could follow the likes of David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and old pal Frank Lampard across the pond.
Brought over from New York Red Bulls over a year ago, Amercian international Matt Miazga may struggle for game time in west London, considering the strength of Chelsea’s central defence.
With that in mind, perhaps a loan move back to his homeland would be best suited for the next stage of his development.
It’s amazing to think that a player as talented as Cesc Fabregas cannot seem to buy a start for Chelsea right now. One of the most decorated players in European football, the Spaniard may see a move to the MLS as an attractive way to round off his career.
Andrea Pirlo made a similar move, albeit a bit older, and the former Barcelona star would certainly be a coup.
Signed in Jose Mourinho’s last summer at the club from Reading, it’s not been the easiest ride for Michael Hector since joining the Blues. Currently on loan with Eintracht Frankfurt, the Jamaican international will surely struggle for game time.
With that in mind, moving to the MLS may be an exciting option, with the league constantly improving.
Despite some first-team minutes under Guus Hiddink, Brazilian Kenedy hasn’t had the impact many expected to him upon his initial emergence. Having struggled on loan at Watford, perhaps a loan move across the Atlantic would be a good option for the 21-year-old to continue his development.
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