In just the past two weeks, there has been so many things to talk about Chelsea players in the January transfer window. Oscar left Chelsea to the Chinese Super League, same as club legend John Obi Mikel, and the club also recalled loanee Nathan Ake.
Former Chelsea favourite Pat Nevin spoke about these events in his column for the official Chelsea website. He wrote: It would be remiss not to mention the departure of John Mikel Obi and of course Oscar the other week, both of whom have gone to China. They were two very different-styled midfielders that Chelsea fans will want to thank for their efforts over the years. Neither could be questioned on their commitment to the club during any game and as such they leave with everyone’s best wishes and thanks.
As they leave Nathan Ake comes back into the fold. When he left on loan to Bournemouth it always looked like he would have more chance of a few starts there than at Chelsea, but his progression has been monumentally impressive in that short spell on the south coast. He joins us back at Cobham with the expectation he will get quite a few more opportunities for the first team from now on in. Of course there are top defenders in situ and a few including Brana, JT and Kurt Zouma not even in the side most weeks, but such is Nathan’s improvement it is not beyond the realms of possibility he could jump right to the front of the queue. After scoring three goals in eight league starts from centre back for The Cherries, let’s hope he has kept a few back for the Blues between now and the end of the season. A cheeky little winner at Leicester wouldn’t go amiss.