Nathaniel Chalobah may be the one who got away for Chelsea last summer according to former Chelsea midfielder and now pundit Ray Wilkins, who wonders where the £34 million difference in price between the 22-year-old and replacement Tiemoue Bakayoko has come from.

The former Monaco man joined Chelsea for a whopping £40 million in the summer, days before the green light was given for Chalobah to move to Vicarage Road for a fee which is now being reported as £6 million.

While the latter is currently out with a long-term injury, he has already earned an England call-up and has shone in his five games for the Hornets, while Bakayoko is finding it tough adapting to English football.

“Chalobah went for £6million. I can’t quite see that at £6million. I don’t really see the differential between Bakayoko at £40million and Chalobah at six,” Wilkins told the BBC.

“I can’t see £34million difference between the two guys. Chalobah just comes back from the Under-21 European Championships and all of a sudden he is bombed out for £6million.

“£34million comes in and we also sell the best holding midfield player in the country [Nemanja Matic] to one of our biggest rivals. I can’t really see how all that happens.”