It looks like there will be a third left back at Chelsea in January, but the club won’t be spending any money on them.
Baba Rahman has been on loan at Schalke for two years, with a horrific injury in the middle ending his run as a first team starter.
He’s never been able to recover the Bundesliga form that saw us buy him from Augsburg, and one would imagine his chances of ever playing for us again are probably slim.
Instead we will have to look for a new club for him in January, one where he’s guaranteed to play and can start raising his value again with a view to a future transfer.
In fact, some rumours claim he could already be back at the Bridge, with the German teams set to go on their winter break.
It’s a sad story for Baba, who actually made quite a few appearances in the legendary Mourinho collapse season.