Thorgan Hazard, brother of Eden, is the biggest player to leave the club this week.
4 More Leave Chelsea
As is customary at Abrahamovich's Chelsea FC, 4 more fringe players leave the club after failing to make an impact in the first team. Thorgan Hazard, Josh McEachran, Gael Kakuta and George Brady are the last departures from a club which is building a reputation for signing these kinds of players before loaning them out and eventually selling them. The four players follow in the footsteps of players such as Romelu Lukaku, Patrick van Aanholt and most notably Kevin De Bruyne and will hope they can recover from the dreaded 'Chelsea dump.'
Thorgan Hazard, after spending the 2014/15 season on loan there, has joined Borussia Monchengladbach for a total of £5,850,000, after admitting everyone only knew him as the brother of Eden. However, the 22 year old admits there is a buy back clause in his contract and that his dream is to return to Chelsea as a better player.
"It remains my goal to play with my brother Eden at my dream club Chelsea one day, but for now I want to stay at Gladbach for a long time. I can develop here, have a coach [Lucien Favre] who trusts me, and I am close to my native Belgium." - Thorgan Hazard
It's unknown what the buy back clause is worth or when it can be activated.
Still teammates at Belgium, Thorgan dreams of returning to play with his brother Eden at Chelsea
Gael Kakuta is the second casualty, joining back-to-back Europa League winners Sevilla on a 4 year deal, with the Spanish club paying over £2,000,000 in compensation due to Kakuta being under 24. The French midfielder made just 6 appearances for the Blues over 6 seasons after being described as "the future of Chelsea" by Carlo Ancelotti. However, he spent the last 5 years on loan around Europe and now finally gets his desired permanent move after the expiration of his contract.
Another failed youth product at Chelsea, George Brady now gets a chance to start anew
The French-born English centre back was once one of England's top prospects, with Chelsea winning his signature back in 2012 despite heavy interest from Arsenal and both sides of Manchester. However he clearly hasn't done enough to remain at the club and will now join Sunderland's youth squad at age 18. Ex-captain of Chelsea U18s, Brady is at a crucial age in his development, needing to bounce back quickly from his Blues rejection.
Another player similar to Brady is Josh McEachran, who has left to Championship club Brentford for £750,000 after a long youth career at Chelsea stretching back to 2001. Again, like so many others, he failed to break through to the first team and is now on his way after being at the club since the age of 7.