Chelsea have been buying and selling world class players for a decade now, so it’s not surprising that some players who go on to be great have been let go by the club.
But if Chelsea fans could re-sign one player, with no transfer fee involved, who would it be?
For years the answer would probably have been Arjen Robben, who was exceptional for the Blues before moving on to Real Madrid. In recent times, the answer has probably changed a little.
A lot of Chelsea fans still have huge affection for Ryan Bertrand, who came through the youth system at the club, and made his debut in the Champions League final. Chelsea have been short at full-back recently too, and many have bemoaned the decision to sell him.
However it would be difficult to look past the Premier League pair of Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne. Both have been fantastic since leaving the Bridge and Chelsea would dearly love to have both back. If fans were forced to choose one, they might just take De Bruyne, as Diego Costa is too much of a fan favourite to drop for Lukaku.