Centre-back Papy Djilobodji left Chelsea FC on loan to join Werder Bremen yesterday after having played just one minute of football for the Stamford Bridge outfit — that coming in the League Cup against League One side Walsall.
After failing to sign centre-back John Stones from Everton, Chelsea FC completed the signing of Papy Djilobodji from FC Nantes in the final hours of the summer transfer window. Although few Blues fans expected him to have a big impact, even fewer would have predicted that the Senegal international would play just one minute of football for the club.
Chelsea FC announced his departure on loan for the rest of the season to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen, where he is likely to have better luck getting minutes on the pitch. The Blues are unlikely to ever use him in the future, and a permanent summer transfer in the summer looks extremely likely.
Unsurprisingly, much hilarity ensued at the announcement of his departure, with Blues fans taking to Twitter to bid their sarcastic farewells to Djilobodji, with one even putting together a compilation of his highlights in Chelsea FC blue.
Papy Djilobodji has today joined Werder Bremen on loan until the end of the season… https://t.co/DNAPJJh9qT
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 21, 2016
Just when it started to go so well at Chelsea, we get rid of Papy Djilobodji. What a disaster.
— Chelsea Activity (@ChelseaActivity) January 21, 2016
Papy Djilobodji has left Chelsea for Werder Bremen – took me longer to know how to say his name than minutes he played for the Champions — Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) January 21, 2016
Papy Djilobodji departs Chelsea with a 100% win ratio with the club #CallHimBigPapy
— Jenny Brown (@cfc_jb) January 21, 2016
Papy Djilobodji has left without a testimonial. Can’t believe this club sometimes first Lampard and Cech now this — Russell (@AnnouncePogba) January 21, 2016
Papy leaves Chelsea with a 100% win record. He is also unbeaten in all match day squads he has been named in.
— Chelsea Stats (@ChelseaStats) January 21, 2016
Papy Djilobodji joined Chelsea 143 days ago and played just 59 seconds of first team football for the club. https://t.co/gbXFew9nJs
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 21, 2016
Should Chelsea retire the number 15 in honour of Chelsea legend, Papy Djilibodji? #CFC
— Feroze Ali (@feroze17) January 21, 2016