At least four Chelsea players could say farewell during final day clash with Bournemouth

Chelsea's Conor Gallagher during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea FC at American Express Community Stadium on May 15, 2024 in Brighton, England.
Chelsea could sell Conor Gallagher in this summer's transfer window -Credit:(Photo by David Horton - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Chelsea look set to complete another major squad overhaul heading into the 2024/25 season. Mauricio Pochettino will see his position as manager reviewed in the coming weeks but the expectation is that he will remain in charge at Stamford Bridge following an impressive recent run of results.

Six wins from their last nine league fixtures has seen the Blues fly up the table and into sixth, three points away from Tottenham and with a superior goal difference. Considering the injuries Pochettino has had to contend with this season, securing a spot in next season's Europa League would be a huge achievement.

For Chelsea to be sure of their place through the Premier League table they need Spurs to lose away at Sheffield United and also beat Bournemouth. However, finishing below their London rivals would still be enough if Manchester City win the FA Cup final against Manchester United. Thanks to goal difference, it is practically impossible for Erik ten Hag's side to finish above Chelsea.

Regardless of their final position, a big summer is expected at Stamford Bridge with numerous first-team players possibly set to depart due to financial concerns. One player that has already announced his exit is Thiago Silva with his four-year stint in west London coming to a conclusion at the end of his contract.

The veteran defender will rejoin boyhood club Fluminense with he and the Blues agreeing an amicable exit. The same certainly cannot be said about forgotten defender Malang Sarr with the 25-year-old still contracted to the club and not even away on loan.

The Frenchman still has one year remaining on his current deal but it's surely time for both parties to move on with Sarr having not played any senior football this season. When going through the current Chelsea squad list, there aren't actually too many names that spring out as players likely to leave, but a homegrown duo could certainly be moved on.

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Selling both Trevoh Chalobah and Conor Gallagher would count as pure profit on Chelsea's books and thus significantly help the worrying financial situation. As players who have graduated from the academy, their departures would sting anyway, and that is without mentioning how instrumental they have been this season.

Gallagher, had it not been for Cole Palmer, would have been one of the favourites to be named Chelsea's player of the season. Chalobah meanwhile has been a key figure in a defence that has three clean sheets in the last six league games.

However, it is possible the new ownership regime could see the duo as ways of obtaining quick cash without thinking about the potential impact on the pitch. In terms of returning loan stars, this is where a handful of funds could be acquired with Armando Broja, Romelu Lukaku, Hakim Ziyech and Ian Maatsen all expected to leave permanently.