Is this the end of player power? Chelsea is considering a squad clear-out in order to bring an end to the era of player power at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s owners are said to be willing to let go of underperforming players while sticking by under-pressure manager Graham Potter.
Chelsea’s owners would prefer a squad of players earning a similar basic wage with the possibility of earning lucrative bonuses if they meet personal and team goals.
If their performances do not improve, Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, and Hakim Ziyech face uncertain futures.
Due to injuries, Potter is likely to postpone the majority of an attempted clear out until the summer, giving players like Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic time to prove their worth to the club.
Chelsea has been open to offers for Ziyech this January, and the club may cut their losses on Kalidou Koulibaly.