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Former Chelsea Star Now Homeless As Life Takes Unfortunate Twist
- Jacob Mellis had a promising future as he came through the ranks at Chelsea's academy
- However, his love for the bottle greatly impacted his growth, with the ex-footballer failing to live up to his expectations
- Mellis had stints with several clubs across England before his career was prematurely ended after a misdiagnosed knee injury
Former Chelsea and Premier League wonderkid Jacob Mellis is reportedly homeless after his life took a sudden new twist.
Mellis had the world at his feet at a tender age as he got runouts in the Champions League while with the Blues.
According to The Mirror, Mellis was earning £8,000-a-week at the time as he pushed to climb up the ladder and live his dream of becoming a world star.
However, the publication reports that the once-highly rated football star is now homeless, sofa surfing as he ponders about a career that might have been.
It is understood that alcohol addiction took a toll on Mellis and completely ruined his promising football future.
Who is Jacob Mellis?
According to Goal, Mellis came through the Chelsea academy in the late 2000s and was part of the side that reached the 2008 FA Youth Cup final.
Despite his promising start to life as a budding player, he struggled to break through at Chelsea, having loan spells at Barnsley and Southampton, where he continued his development.
He would later seal a permanent move to Barnsley in 2012 before he had spells at Blackpool, Bury, Mansfield and others.
However, he has not played in the Football League since 2021, with his career brought to an abrupt end in 2022 while at Southend after a misdiagnosed knee injury.
Mellis burst onto the scene in 2011 when he came on as a substitute for Chelsea in a Champions League win over MSK Zilina.
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