Chelsea are so far playing a decent brand of football this season. It would be a step in the right direction if the Blues secure a top-four finish this season and have sustained runs in the cup tournaments and possibly win one or two of these.

The one weak area within the team at the moment is at the front. Both Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata are not prolific goalscorers, which has resulted in Maurizio Sarri having to deploy Eden Hazard in the false nine role. A club like Chelsea do need a prolific striker if they want to achieve positive results on a consistent basis.

The Blues should consider selling the following players in order to raise funds and purchase a new specialist striker next month.

1. Danny Drinkwater 

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Drinkwater was one of the worst signings of former manager Antonio Conte. The Englishman arrived at Stamford Bridge during the summer of 2017 and was expected to be a success after he and N’Golo Kante formed a successful midfield partnership during Leicester City’s Premier League winning 2015-16 season.

Drinkwater has not even played a minute of Premier League football this season. In spite of this, he is a quality player and at 28, is at the peak of his career. He could be a valuable asset to any of the clubs on the bottom half of the table.

2. Victor Moses

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Moses was never really a consistent performer. He established himself as a first-team regular during the 2017-18 season under Conte and was impressive as the Blues went on to convincingly win the League title. Moses tends to lose possession too regularly and his decision making skills are not the best as he tends to shoot erratically.

He has only played in two Premier League games this season which suggests that he is surplus to requirements at the club.

3. Gary Cahill

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Cahill has been a great servant to Chelsea over the years. However, he does not seem to be a preferred defensive choice of Sarri who prefers Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz at the heart of defence.

Cahill has been restricted to Cup games this season and at 33-years-old, it is hard to see him ever winning back his place as a first team regular. The veteran could however be a useful player for many other clubs, including even Manchester United who are in a defensive crisis at the moment.