Mellis, who Chelsea acquired from Sheffield United in 2009 for £1 million, has battled alcoholism his whole career.
The 32-year-old has since explained what went wrong in his case.
Mellis frequently played for the Chelsea Reserves, easily advancing to FA Youth Cup finals.
He only played in one senior match for Chelsea, replacing MSK Zilina in the UEFA Champions League in 2010.
Mellis battled an alcohol addiction while he was at Chelsea. It got so bad that Ashely Cole and David Luiz, two former Chelsea defenders, tried to steer him in the right direction.
Unfortunately, Mellis’ career was cut short by a misdiagnosed knee injury in 2022 after he was fired from Chelsea in 2012 for detonating a smoke grenade at the team’s Cobham training facility.
However, in a recent interview with Daily Mail, Mellis discussed his current difficulties, noting:
“Really, all I do during the day is ponder about where to go. Although I have family, I don’t want to rely on them. I want to attempt to take care of myself. It has been challenging. I make an effort not to dwell on it too much. I simply attempt to go forward.
They merely want what is best for me. They make every effort to assist me. They obviously lead their separate lives. I can occasionally stay at their house or they can get me accommodations. Nothing is fixed from day to day. You believe that it will never occur to you. I had no intention of retiring. It’s challenging.