The 25 Chelsea players on loan worth £ 121million after Barkley’s move to Aston Villa and Loftus-Cheek’s move to Fulham
FANS were stunned last week when Chelsea announced the new shock of Ross Barkley’s loan to Aston Villa.
And when Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s loan to Fulham was confirmed yesterday, the England international has become one of the 25 players this season to be temporarily excluded by the Blues.
By being temporarily dismissed by Chelsea, the pair of midfielders find themselves in fairly good company.
The Blues The sending of many players on loan is nothing new, the jibes of the “loan army” of supporters of other clubs have been circulating for years.
And this summer has been no different with Barkley, 26, and Loftus-Cheek, 24, hailing Stamford Bridge for the season.
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So let’s take a look at the rising stars and forgotten companions of Chelsea’s books who will be plying their trade elsewhere this quarter.
Surprisingly Jamal blackman, 26, finds himself on loan for the EIGHTH time.
Without a first-team appearance for Chelsea, despite being on the Blues bench 18 times, Blackman will represent Rotherham United in the Championship This year.
Jamie cumming, 21, has it all ahead – embarking on his first League Two loan from Stevenage, recently keeping his first senior clean sheet against Oldham Athletic.
At only 17 years old, Teddy sharman lowe went to Burton Albion as a replacement for Ben Garratt – despite having played both Brewers Cup games this season.
Ethan Wady completes the goaltender quartet, representing Dartford out of the league.
Forgotten man Davide Zappacosta Headlines the list of defenders sent on loan this year, with the 28-year-old Italy international following his stint in Rome last season with a campaign in Genoa.
Closer to home, Marc Guéhi stay in Swansea City, having joined in January after making his senior League Cup debut last season.
And Trevoh Chalobah, younger brother of England international Nathaniel, stars in League 1 for newly promoted Lorient – after previous stints at Ipswich Town and Huddersfield.
American Matt Miazga is also on the Belgian side of Anderlecht.
Ethan Ampadu, who has already played in midfield and defense in his young career, is hoping to see more action this year at Sheffield United than he has managed to Champions League RB Leipzig semi-finalists last season.
Like Blackman, 25 Lewis baker Now on his eighth loan, having long since lost his label as Chelsea’s brightest young talent.
After many THE F ready and the compulsory season at Vitesse, Baker will now try his hand at life in Turkey with Trabzonspor.
Having hugely impressed in the Championship for Charlton and then Swansea last season, an exciting midfielder Conor Gallagher gets his chance in the Premier League with West Bromwich Albion this time.
Luc McCormick, 21, follows Shrewsbury’s stint last season with a stint at Bristol Rovers – while Tariq Uwakwe also tries life in League One with Accrington Stanley.
Another alumnus of Speed Danilo Pantic, 23, will spend the year in Cukaricki in his native Serbia on his fifth loan – while Barkley and Loftus-plays hope to find their mojo in Villa and Fulham.
Tiemoué Bakayoko also confirmed his visit to Naples earlier today.
And Jon russell headed for the Northwestern team from Acrington Stanley.
Michy Batshuayi was sent to Crystal Palace again, having completely failed to impress Frank Lampard last season.
Versatile wide man Kenedy, who has even played as a left-back before, has actually appeared 20 times for Chelsea during the 2015-16 season.
With just seven Blues outings since, however, the Brazilian spent much of the next four years on loan – and is currently plying his trade at Granada in The league.
Armando Broja, 19, made his Chelsea debut in March against Everton – but was brought down to earth as Vitesse’s latest reject.
during this time Charlie brown, 20 years old (not the cartoon) tests himself at Union SG in Belgium when he is 23 years old Izzy Brown, no link, is in Sheffield on Wednesday for his seventh loan away from Stamford Bridge.
Like young Brown, Ike ugbo, 22, finds himself in Belgium, and has so far scored two goals in five games for Cercle Brugge.
While Lucas Piazon headed to the Portuguese team Rio Ave.
THERE COULD BE MORE
New recruit Malang Sarr could still be on loan. Porto was interested but it would have to be a domestic departure.
Defender Antonio rudiger could go – while the forgotten men Baba Rahman and Victor Moses are expected to follow.
Jake Clarke-Salter, who made a senior appearance at Chelsea, is also expected to leave.
The Blues are also still on the hunt for suitors to take on Danny Drinkwater and Marco van Ginkel – while Charly Musonda could also leave Stamford Bridge.