Chelsea’s loan army: who fans should follow and who Thomas Tuchel can work his magic with – Scott Clayton


The club have reduced the number of players on loan and freed up a lot of space even if it doesn’t look like it. This is an area that has been on the agenda for several years, given the sale of players usually loaned. With the change in the number of players available on loan and the fact that many have been here for years and not progressing to become first-team players, the club have started looking to make a change.

The tastes of Tomas kallike , Lucas Piazon,Matej delac and Kenneth omeruo all were on loan consecutively for a few seasons when their club careers looked slim. In this article, I will detail what the club has done this window to reduce loaned players.

New business and loaned

In the last few years the club have started to pull out of loaning so many players, but that is not a silver bullet. Most of these players are very good players although they do not match the level here.

The pandemic has hit many clubs hard and left them without the funds available to pay the sums the club expects from these players. This means players with short contracts have been given new contracts and sent back on loan, even though many fans believe they don’t have careers here. The club tried to sell them earlier in the window but nothing progressed so they loaned them out to keep playing rather than just sitting around and not playing here. These include high-level players in

  • Michy Batsuayi – Beşiktaş

  • Kenedy – Flamengo

  • Emerson – Lyonnais

  • Matt Miazga – Deportivo Alavés

  • Baba Rahman – Reading

  • Tiemoué Bakayoko – AC Milan

  • Dujon Sterling – Blackpool

It’s not as simple as saying sell them, players join Chelsea because they get contracts they wouldn’t get elsewhere. Teams that want to buy them then have a hard time paying what they get here, so players don’t fight for a pay cut when they can just go out on loan and get the same pay. The club know they can ask clubs to cover most of their salaries on loan and get loan fees and potentially sell the player the following season if they prove their worth at said clubs.

Sell ​​last season’s lenders

Examples of this window are in those six players who were loaned out last season but sold this window. Also, to prove the point, if these players do well on loan, a permanent deal is imminent and all six are impressed enough to get a permanent change. I could argue that most of them were the best loaned players from last season.

  • Victor Moses – Spartak Moscow

  • Fikayo tomori – AC Milan

  • Luc McCormick – Wimbledon

  • Marc Guéhi – Crystal Palace

  • Davide Zappacosta – Atalanta

  • Ike ugbo – Genk

Talent sold

Chelsea have sold a few players who could have been easily loaned out this season, but most players decided it was in their best interests to leave instead of being on loan. These include the Academy’s Player of the Year from last season to Tino Livramento who have now started the season in their opening three league games for Premier League side Southampton. His teammate Dynel Simeu who was captain of the development team for the first half of last season joined Southampton a week before him.

The second half of the development team season seen Lewis bate recover the captain’s armband but he also decided to leave permanently for Leeds.

Three other academy players went to Premier League squads to continue their progress and then were loaned out. Charlie wiggett headed north to Newcastle, Pierre Ekwah-Elimby joined its London rivals West Ham and Myles Peart-Harris went to newly promoted Brentford. Two players joined leagues away from England in Alexis heino who joined Wolfsburg after a season here. The development team lost another midfielder in Marcel lewis at the Belgian club of Union Saint Gilloise.

It’s a bit worrying that some great potential players decide to leave and try their luck elsewhere, but when they saw former teammate Jamal Musiala join Bayern Munich and now in the first team and play for the German national team . Now players are wondering why sit around and wait for a loan chance for a few years when I can step straight into a top team like Tino Livramento did.

Expired contracts

Chelsea have let go of six players who had a few loans at the end of their contract at the end of the season.

  • Jamal blackman who has not yet signed for a new club.
  • Brown Izzy – Preston (unfortunately suffered another serious injury)
  • Marco van ginkel – PSV
  • Danilo Pantic – Partizan
  • Jack wakely – The Wanderers of Wycombe
  • Jonathan russel – Huddersfield B

Even though the fans don’t like it, it’s as much a business as football. You are not selling all of your assets at any price. The club launched this loan system to help players gain experience to one day come and play for the club, but also to earn money to keep up with other rivals who had a much larger attendance at their stadiums. . The FFP rules meant we couldn’t just keep spending and with our attendance far lower than other clubs, we needed a way to keep pace.

The club have an academy which produces very talented players with whom the club not only want to sever ties and the next stage of development after proving their worth in development team football is on loan. The step between that and the first team at a club like Chelsea is huge. Players with a promising future have struggled to make it into the squad cohesively without a loan. Ruben Loftus-cheek tried for a few seasons like this Ethan Ampadu, Callum Hudson-Odoi,Tino Anjorin and Billy Gilmour. One of them has been loaned and the other four are connected before the window closes. Callum Hudson-Odoi has generated some interest from foreign and Premier League teams. It’s going to be interesting 3pm to see what’s going on with everything.

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For rent

The club still have a lot of work to do before the window closes, but the club currently have nineteen on loan instead of the thirty they usually hit. That being said, we still have Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Malang Sarr, Ethan Ampadu, Lewis Baker, George McEachran, Ross Barkley and Tariq Uwakwe to name a few who need to find some moves. The more that I haven’t mentioned above in the new part are.

  • Levi Colwill – Huddersfield
  • Nathan Baxter – City of Hull

  • Billy Gilmour – City of Norwich

  • Juan Castillo – the city of Birmingham

  • Henri Laurent – Wimbledon

  • Jamie cumming – Gillingham

  • Ian maatsen – Coventry

  • Conor Gallagher – Crystal Palace

  • Armando Broja – Southampton

  • Jake clarke salter – Coventry

  • Karlo ziger – NK Rudar Velenje

  • Danny drinkwater – Reading

The problem with the players is that they are good enough to be a part of the squad. The progression has not gone well for Loftus-Cheek awaiting playing time. In the case of the loan, it is on a case-by-case basis, but all players have to play to really start their careers.

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