Marco van Ginkel

The midfielder made his first team debut for Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem in 2010, where he came through the club's ranks. He moved to Chelsea in 2013 but in the early days of his career at Stamford Bridge, he picked up a serious knee injury. He has represented the Netherlands at senior level, the first occasion coming in 2012.

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Chelsea unveil new signing Rob Green at Chelsea Training Ground on July 26, 2018 in Cobham, England.

In a world of 25-man squads but still only 11 starting berths out on the pitch, it’s inevitable that some players are going to struggle for game time. Balancing a squad and keeping everyone happy is actually one of the most difficult aspects of modern football management, and we see footballers seeking out pastures new when they aren’t getting enough minutes out on the pitch every transfer window.

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Chelsea unveil new signing Rob Green at Chelsea Training Ground on July 26, 2018 in Cobham, England.

7 Footballers Who Played 0 Minutes Last Season

In a world of 25-man squads but still only 11 starting berths out on the pitch, it’s inevitable that some players are going to struggle for game time. Balancing a squad and keeping everyone happy is actually one of the most difficult aspects of modern football management, and we see footballers seeking out pastures new when they aren’t getting enough minutes out on the pitch every transfer window.

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