Former Liverpool forward, Stan Collymore, believes Chelsea under the leadership of co-owner, should sell the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech at the end of the season.
According to Collymore, Sterling, Havertz, and Ziyech will become surplus requirements at the end of the season, adding that the trio are not doing anywhere near enough for Chelsea.
Sterling, Havertz and Ziyech have failed to deliver for the Blues so far this season, with Graham Potter’s side sitting in 10th position on the Premier League table after 17 matches.
“They have got two ageing players in Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilecueta and at the other end of the spectrum, they have got the likes of Mason Mount and Reece James,” Collymore told CaughtOffside.
“They have got to build around the next generation and that will take time. So I think Todd Boehly [Chelsea co-owner] should consider giving Graham Potter the summer transfer window and allow him to buy some top-quality 21 to 24-year-old players to supplement the likes of Mount and James.”
“They also have big decisions to make on some players – Raheem Sterling, for example. Do they stick or twist? I don’t think he is doing anywhere near enough to warrant having a long-term future at Stamford Bridge. The same with Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech.
“I think all those names will be surplus to requirements come the end of the season.”