Exclusive claims Chelsea pair won’t be “forced out” – but could be sold “at the right amount”

Chelsea have really got into gear in the last few games, and for the first time since the Autumn they actually look to have some defensive shape and structure.

The way that goals were being conceded for a couple of months this spring was absolutely embarrassing, and Mauricio Pochettino’s inability to stem the bleeding felt like it might cost him his job. But a tweak of the formation and the form of a couple of players looks to have steadied the ship.

Trevoh Chalobah has been excellent ever since he returned to action at the turn of the year, while Marc Cucurella is thriving in a new role which sees him move into midfield when his team have the ball. Two players who were almost sold last summer and have been in the departure lounge all season have suddenly made themselves important players.

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So does that change the club’s plans? Apparently not. Ben Jacobs’ exclusive for Simon Phillips’ Substack makes it clear that both are still up for sale, although only at the right price:

“It will be a shame if the in-form Trevoh Chalobah or Marc Cucurella are sold. Offers will be listened to at the right amount, though, but neither player is likely to be forced out or sold cut-price.”

We hope that’s the case. Selling yet another home grown academy player would not go down well with fans, especially when they have proved to be without doubt your best defender, outperforming all of the expensive recruits that these sporting directors made.

Cucurella will have to keep up his good form a little longer to earn the same status, but there’s no doubt that his recent form has shown fans his potential and massively improved his standing at the club and among fans.

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