It is clear that Chelsea’s squad is too large and manager Frank Lampard is sure to want to move on anyone he considers deadwood this winter.
With the January transfer window not far away, the club will surely listen to offers for those players who are seemingly not part of the manager’s plans.
Whether the Blues can offload players permanently in transfers, or loan out others to get game time, the club look set to make use of the window.
Here are six players that look at risk of leaving the club in January.
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The centre-back impressed for Chelsea last season, earning a spot in the first-team following a successful loan at Derby County under Lampard.
However, the 22-year-old has not been given too many chances this time around, making just one substitute appearance in the league and two outings in the Carabao Cup.
The problem is that Tomori signed a new five-year deal back in 2019, which would mean Chelsea would undoubtedly seek a hefty fee for him.
That could be a deterrent to many clubs, especially with so many financially impacted the coronavirus pandemic, so a loan deal appears the more likely option.
If Tomori stays at Stamford Bridge, then it could well be Rudiger, his fellow centre-half, who heads for the exit door.
The German international has fallen way down the pecking order this campaign, having been strongly linked with a move away in the summer transfer window.
Rudiger only has 18 months left to run on his contract, so it may be a case of Chelsea trying to find a buyer sooner rather than later for the 27-year-old, who signed from Roma ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.
Yet another defender who is seemingly not needed at Stamford Bridge and who has also constantly been touted for a transfer.
The Brazilian-born Italian…