How the 17 players Conte and Sarri sold at Chelsea have done since leaving

There have been plenty of departures at Chelsea in recent years, with no less than 24 players leaving Stamford Bridge over the past four-and-a-half seasons.

Seventeen of those departures took place before current manager Frank Lampard took charge of the west London club.

Italian duo Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri sanctioned those exits, some of which proved to be very lucrative for the Blues.

But how have the discarded players been getting on since the respective exits from the Bridge?

Well, Starsport is on hand to let you know how the careers of some of Chelsea's former stars are panning out.

2016/17 Departures

Oscar

The Brazilian completed a surprise move to the Chinese Super League in December 2016, joining Shanghai SIPG for a fee in the region of £60million.

The midfielder – whose ambition was questioned by many after his move to China – has been nothing short of prolific since swapping London for Shanghai, scoring 45 goals and providing 75 assists in 140 appearances.

Mohamed Salah

As we all know, Salah has been flying high with defending English champions Liverpool for the last three-and-a-half seasons, lifting the Premier League and Champions League trophies.

Salah's road to Liverpool, however, went through Italian giants Roma – who Chelsea sold him to for a meagre £13.5million. They must be kicking themselves for letting him go.

Papy Djilobodji

The centre-back – who former Blues boss Jose Mourinho admitted wasn't his "choice" – joined Sunderland for a fee of £8million.

He also enjoyed a spell with Guingamp before ending up plying his trade in Turkey with Gaziantep F.K.

Patrick Bamford

The striker – who was repeatedly sent out on loan during his time at Chelsea – failed to live up to his often-hyped potential and was subsequently sold to Middlesbrough in the January transfer window, with the Blues pocketing £6million for his services.

Bamford is now spearheading Leeds' attack in their first Premier League campaign in over 15 years.

Marko Marin

The German winger failed to make an impact at the club, who accepted a £2million offer from Olympiacos for his services.

Marin has since moved on from the Greek side, joining Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Ahli in January.

Premier League's most expensive kit deals

  1. Manchester United (Adidas) – £75m-a-season
  2. Liverpool (Nike) – £70m-a-season*
  3. Manchester City (Puma) – £65m-a-season
  4. Chelsea (Nike) – £60m-a-season
  5. Arsenal (Adidas) – £50m-a-season
  6. Tottenham (Nike) – £30m-a-season

*If bonuses are met

2017/18 Chelsea Departures

Diego Costa

The divisive striker agreed to join La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in September 2017 but completed his £60million move to the Spanish capital the following January.

The Brazilian-born Spain international has been in imperious form since joining Diego Simeone's side, scoring 82 goals and providing 36 assists in 212 appearances.

Nemanja Matic

The Serbian midfielder swapped London for Manchester in the summer of 2017 after Conte deemed him to be surplus to requirements, with Manchester United forking out £40million for his services.

Since moving to Old Trafford Matic has become an integral part of United's starting XI, making 128 appearances for the Red Devils.

Nathan Ake

The full-back was sold to Bournemouth for a fee of £20million and quickly became one of the first names on the Cherries' teamsheet.

His impressive displays for the south-coast club caught the eye of Premier League title hopefuls Manchester City, who spent £40m acquiring his signature in the summer.

Juan Cuadrado

The Colombia international's time at the club didn't work out as planned and he was sold to Italian champions Juventus for £18million after a successful loan spell in Turin.

He was briefly managed by Sarri before the former Blues boss was relieved of his duties as Old Lady chief in August.

Asmir Begovic

The Bosnian stopper was sold to Bournemouth for a fee of £10million, although he subsequently enjoyed loan spells with FC Qarabag and Italian giants AC Milan.

He's now back keeping goal for the Cherries following Artur Boruc's departure from the club.

Bertrand Traore

Traore was sold to Ligue 1 side Lyon for a fee of £9million. The Burkino Faso forward failed to make an impact at the Groupama Stadium and was subsequently sold to Aston Villa in the summer.

Traore has struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular at Villa Park, making six appearances for Dean Smith's side this season.

Christian Atsu

The Ghanian joined Newcastle for a fee of £6.5million after a successful loan spell the previous season. Atsu, however, has struggled to replicate the form that prompted the Magpies to sign him on a permanent basis.

Nathaniel Chabolah

Chabolah was sold to Watford for £5million and has flourished since moving to Vicarage Road, making a total of 57 appearances for the Hornets.

2018/19 departures

Thibaut Courtois

The Belgian stopper was sold to Spanish giants Real Madrid for a fee of £32million. Courtois has had his ups and downs since moving to the Bernabeu but has firmly established himself as Los Blancos' No.1.

Cesc Fabregas

The former Arsenal man was purchased by Monaco for a meagre £8million. Fabregas immediately became an integral part of the Ligue 1 side's starting XI, making 37 appearances in his first two seasons in the Principality.

2019/20 departures

Eden Hazard

Chelsea's talisman over the years followed in the footsteps of his countryman Courtois by joining Real Madrid in a deal that could end up seeing the Blues pocket a whopping £153million.

Hazard was beset by injury during his first season at the Bernabeu but managed to score two goals and provide seven assists in 25 appearances for Los Blancos.

Ola Aina

After impressing during a loan spell with Torino, Aina joined the Serie A outfit on a permanent deal – which saw the Blues pocket £9million.

The Nigeria international is currently on a season-long loan with Chelsea's west London rivals Fulham, whom he's made five appearances so far this season.

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