5 former Chelsea stars you won’t believe are still playing

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Football fans always have a vested interest in players who represented their favourite club. For this reason, fans tend to keep an eye on the performance of these players even after they’ve left, especially when the departed players are fan favourites.

However, at a club like Chelsea where numerous players leave every summer, it becomes difficult to keep track of former players, even the ones whom the fans adored.

For example, Nicolas Anelka and Jose Bosingwa both represented Chelsea for four years. Fans of the club may remember that these players left Chelsea to join Shanghai Shenhua and Queens Park Rangers respectively. However, very few would know the final clubs these stars played for.

Anelka last played for Indian Super League club Mumbai City in 2015 and Bosingwa last played for Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor before they retired.

The players mentioned above have retired, so they are not part of our list. We are discussing former Chelsea stars who are still playing and may have eluded your attention.

5 Samuel Eto’o (Qatar SC)

Samuel Eto’o was entering the twilight years of his career when he joined Chelsea in 2013 as a stop-gap solution for their striker woes. He scored 12 goals in 35 games for the club including a memorable hat-trick against Manchester United.

The Cameroonian left Chelsea after just one season and spent the first half of the 2014/15 season with Everton before playing the second half of the season for Sampdoria.

4 Florent Malouda (FC Differdange 03)

Chelsea signed Florent Malouda from Olympique Lyon in 2007 and he was on the club’s books for six seasons. He played 228 games for the London club scoring 45 goals and assisting 43 more but didn’t feature in a single game in his final season due to a fall out with the club’s hierarchy.

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The Frenchman left the club on a free transfer in 2013 to join Trabzonspor and a year later, he joined Ligue 1 side, Metz. After leaving Metz, Malouda moved to Indian Super League (ISL) club Delhi Dynamos and played there for two seasons. In between the two ISL seasons, he also went on loan to Egyptian club Wadi Degla SC.

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