After five years at Chelsea unable to prove he could become a regular at the current Champions, Scott Sinclair left the club in the summer and joined Championship side Swansea for a fee that could rise to £1m.
The winger/striker has found a new lease of life since leaving the champions, finding the form that inspired Chelsea to sign him aged just 15 in 2005. He has started his Swansea career with a bang scoring 12 goals in the 15 games, helping to propel the Welsh club to third in the table and challenge for promotion this season.
With pace and the ability to beat a man and a decent cross, it was frustrating to see the winger wasted at Chelsea unable to develop his career, despite gaining the experience of playing with some of the best players in the world.
I actually saw him in his last function as a Chelsea player, sat in the stands as a spectator at the FA Cup final with a northern soap star on his arm. It must have been hard to watch his long time team mates lift another trophy and not receive a medal himself.
During his time at Chelsea he went out on loan several times, the last of which was at Wigan where he had limited success, scoring just once in eighteen appearances as he struggled to find form. It is hard to believe that having been on loan with no fewer than six clubs, Sinclair is still eligible for the England under 21 side, winning his first cap last night.
With Jay Bothroyd winning a full England call up if Sinclair’s fine form continues it would not be ridiculous to suggest that the former Bristol Rovers youth player could earn a full England call up in the future.
He may have had a frustrating time at Stamford Bridge but there has never been any doubt that Scott Sinclair is a talented footballer, lets hope that at Swansea he will continue to score goals and develop from an exciting prospect into an exceptional footballer.