(Video): The Chelsea players noted leaving the pitch last as possible transfer hint

Chelsea have just got through their final game of the season with a 1-1 draw against Newcastle, but people were much more interested in what happened in the “lap of appreciation” or in this case a sort of lap of lap of apology.

The thinking is that it will tell us a lot about which players are likely to be leaving judging by their actions as they trudge round applauding all four stands. Nizaar Kinsella noted that Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek (who got pretty much his own farewell ovation in the game) and Cesar Azpilicueta were the last to leave the pitch.

You can see the scenes in the clip embedded here: