Chelsea have confirmed the departure of Radamel Falcao, Alexandre Pato and Marco Amelia as per a statement on the official club website.
None of the trio made a particularly significant contribution during their short time at Stamford Bridge and some disgruntled Blues supporters will be glad to see the back of them.
It is common knowledge Falcao, Pato and Amelia failed to prove wise investments for Chelsea – but a look at some of their statistics will leave fans wondering why they were ever brought in.
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It was tempting to believe Pato could reignite his career under the bright lights of the Premier League even though it always seemed unlikely.
The Brazilian joined the Blues following a series impressive displays at Corinthians and, considering his modest weekly wages of £30,000, a loan deal seemed a worthwhile gamble for Chelsea.
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But an unfit Pato took no less than nine weeks to make his debut and score against Aston Villa – a 67-minute outing that was followed up by a second cameo seven days later which would prove to be his last.
Having raked in a staggering £140,000 per week at Stamford Bridge, the Colombian will depart with an extra £7.28 million in his bank account.
While injuries and Diego Costa often kept him out of the side, Falcao saw a mere 228 minutes of action in a blue shirt, meaning he was paid roughly £40,000 for every minute he played.
The former Atletico Madrid and FC Porto hitman was equally ineffective whether he was on the pitch or the bench, firing just five shots on target with one finding the net during his disastrous Chelsea career.
There is very little say about the former AC Milan goalkeeper’s simply because he did not make a single appearance for Chelsea after signing in October 2015.
Snapped up as a free agent, Amelia was brought in to provide cover for Thibaut Courtois after the Blues number one suffered a serious knee injury in September.
The 34-year-old made the bench on eight occasions throughout his one-year spell in west London and it remains unclear what the future holds for the veteran stopper.
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