When will Chelsea learn?
Right now the Premier League’s leading scorer is Romelu Lukaku and the leading assist provider is Kevin De Bruyne.
Apart from the fact they’re both Belgium, what do those two players have in common?
That’s right, they were both sold by Chelsea just before they flourished into world-beaters.
The Blues have a reputation for hoarding young European talent and subjecting them to a series of loan moves without ever giving them a proper run in the first team.
You would have thought De Bruyne and Lukaku’s success would act as constant reminders that Chelsea shouldn’t sell their promising starlets.
The west London club are set to make the same mistake again by allowing Tammy Abraham to leave.
Only Leeds forward Chris Wood has scored more goals in the Championship than the 19-year-old forward this season.
Abraham has been Bristol City’s best player this campaign and many Chelsea fans have actually been calling for his return following Diego Costa’s recent dip in form.
However, Chelsea believe they can use Abraham as a bargaining chip in negotiations with Everton to bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge.
The Toffees are said to be admirers and believe he has the potential to score plenty of goals in the top flight.
A considerable transfer fee plus Abraham may be the offer that finally confirms Lukaku’s expected exit with the 23-year-old Belgian having said he has ‘unfinished business’ with Chelsea earlier this year.
While fans would undoubtedly welcome the return of Lukaku, many will be concerned about the club’s willingness to let a young talent like Abraham leave.
Of course, they can always just buy him back for a small fortune in three years time…