Here we are again. It’s the summer transfer window, and that means it’s time for Chelsea to find out what they are doing with their bazillion loaners.
With FIFA rules restricting loans and Chelsea planning a bid of 150 million pounds for a certain Frankish-Norwegian Norwegian, the blues must reduce the number of players in the books, and the crackdown has already begun this summer.
Here is a look at where they are in the loan army before the 2021/22 season.
Milan did not hesitate to sign Tomori / Jonathan Moscrop / Getty Images
The biggest departure so far, midfielder Tomori went permanently into AC Milan after his impressive loan spell last season.
Chelsea took in the best part of the 30 million pounds for the 23-year-old, and it has gone directly into the transfer tax.
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– FC Spartak Moscow (@fcsm_eng) April 25, 2021
Moses’ loan to Spartak Moscow became permanent when the Russian side secured a top three finish earlier this year. It ended Moses’ nine years at Bridge, where Chelsea gained around £ 4 million.
Spartak is really in love with Moses. Their Twitter feed is just full of pictures of him along with captions like ‘OMG HE’S THE KING’. Healthy content.
Van Ginkel has finally joined PSV permanent / Soccrates Images / Getty Images
Once appointed the new Frank Lampard, Van Ginkel received a free transfer to PSV after spending the last few years on loan at Eindhoven.
Countless serious injuries have hampered Van Ginkel’s progress, but here he hopes he can turn it around.
Piazon left halfway through the season / Quality Sport Images / Getty Images
Chelsea cut ties with Piazon back in January, so he could join Portuguese side Braga.
It is safe to say that the 27-year-old never really lived up to his billing of The Second Coming of Kaka during his time at Chelsea.
Pantic’s forgetful enchantment is over / Srdjan Stevanovic / Getty Images
Six years after joining Chelsea from Partizan Belgrade, Pantic has returned permanently to the Serbian side.
The 24-year-old never even came close to making an appearance for the Blues.
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– Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) July 16, 2021
To continue his momentum in the senior match, Gilmour will spend the 2021/22 season with Norwich City.
He stole the show at Euro 2020 with a dazzling performance against England and hopes to deliver more of this season.
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– Huddersfield Town (@htafc) July 16, 2021
There are very high hopes for 18-year-old Colwill, who is set on his first taste of senior football with Huddersfield.
The midfielder signed a new four-year deal before moving to Yorkshire.
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– Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) July 7, 2021
Dutch winger Juan Castillo will spend the coming season on loan from Birmingham.
He did well in the Eredivisie towards the end of last season and wants to show the world why he was so in demand during his days at the academy.
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– Hull City (@HullCity) June 29, 2021
Continue his climb up the football league, the young goalkeeper Nathan Baxter joins the championship side Hull City this year.
Now 22, Baxter has impressed at all levels from non-league to League One, and he even did well in the Scottish Premier League in 2019/20.
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– Preston North End FC (@pnefc) July 1, 2021
A debutant under Jose Mourinho back in 2015, Brown’s time at the club is over.
His contract expired this summer after his loan deal with Sheffield Wednesday expired and he has since joined Preston North End.
Blackman Released / James Williamson – AMA / Getty Images
Academy degree Blackman’s chances of actually appearing for Chelsea are now over.
The 27-year-old goalkeeper, who spent last season with Rotherham, is looking for a new employer this year.
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– Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 14 July 2021
After recovering from his Achilles injury, Loftus-Cheek wants to get his career back.
Last season did not go exactly to plan with Fulham, but Tuchel has admitted that he is already a fan of Loftus-Cheek. The door is open for return.
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– Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 13 July 2021
After a burning start to life with Aston Villa, Barkely’s form went out when the season developed and now he is back in first place.
With so much competition in the ten-role role, Barkley may be facing an uphill climb to get back into the picture, but you know he will try.
Broja was excellent with Vitesse / ANP Sport / Getty Images
Last year, Broja managed ten goals in the Eredivisie with everyone’s favorite loan side, Vitesse, and he did enough to play into the weight of the first team.
With Olivier Giroud gone and Tammy Abraham tipped to follow, there may be a place in the squad for the 19-year-old, but another loan may be the best move.
Ampadu wants to get things back on track / Quality Sport Images / Getty Images
Some slow years have not helped Ampadu’s development, so 2021/22 must be a big year for Welshism.
He was a regular at Sheffield United last season and looks set to play a role for a Premier League side, but the question is whether he is ready to do so at Chelsea.
Sarr had a mixed time with Porto / Gualter Fatia / Getty Images
In twelve months in Porto, Sarr managed to be banished to the reserve and pocket Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League. Occupied.
The 22-year-old got a glimpse of his high potential and he hopes to get a chance to prove it at the bridge.
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– Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 13 July 2021
With West Brom, Gallagher proved that he has a future at the highest level, but he is not yet ready to compete with N’Golo Kante and Jorginho in a few minutes.
He could stay at Chelsea as a reserve, but another loan away for an even playing time is probably best for the 21-year-old.
Guehi is on his way to Palace / Athena Pictures / Getty Images
Despite high hopes that he can become the next academic star, Guehi is on his way to Crystal Palace.
The Eagles have paid big for the young midfielder, but at least Chelsea have secured matching rights for future bids.
Batshuayi’s time in Chelsea is over / Sebastian Frej / MB Media / Getty Images
He has scored some big goals during his time at Chelsea, but that’s about it.
Batshuayi’s last loan at Palace was pretty bad and hammered the last nail in the coffin of his Chelsea career. With only one year left on his contract, expect a sale with a reduced price.
Zappa did well with Genoa / Jonathan Moscrop / Getty Images
One of the many unnecessary signings from the Antonio Conte era, Zappacosta had a quietly impressive loan with Genoa last year.
Now 29 years old and with a year on his business, Chelsea will make sure to take advantage of his high stock and download him to a Serie A side.
Bakayoko is one of the most valuable borrowers / Francesco Pecoraro / Getty Images
Bakayoko still has value, it’s just not clear for whom.
Chelsea want to send him to Italy, where he previously had some decent loans. They are nowhere near the £ 40 million they paid for him, but Bakayoko should generate a decent amount.
Chelsea will release Drinkwater / Harry Trump / Getty Images
Completing the group of Conte signings with one year left on the deal is Drinkwater, which is a strong challenger to the worst signing in the club’s history.
His incantation in Turkey with Kasimpasa was as average as you would probably expect, and Chelsea are likely to be willing to let him go for free just to end hell once and for all.
Chalobah was excellent with Lorient / Eurasia Sport Images / Getty Images
As a highly defensive midfielder with the highest experience, there had been real hope that Chalobah would get a shot at the Chelsea team this season, but then came rumors.
Chalobah has received tips about leaving the club this summer, with a handful of Championship pages keeping an eye on him.
Ugbo was fantastic for Cercle Brugge / KURT DESPLENTER / Getty Images
With 16 goals in 32 matches in the Belgian league last year, Ugbo has earned a big move this summer.
Teams across the continent are chasing the 22-year-old, and Chelsea will be keen to make money as he enters the final year of his contract.
Miazga hopes to leave permanently / Sylvain Lefevre / Getty Images
Miazga has admitted that he wanted out this summer, and you can not really blame him for that.
The 25-year-old defender has been all over Europe on loan and will clearly not do so at Chelsea, so it is in everyone’s best interests to find him a permanent home.
Kenedy impressed by Granada / Quality Sport Images / Getty Images
Rumors that Kenedy could be sent back to Brazil came as a surprise given that he actually had a very solid loan season in Granada last year.
He has done enough to generate a solid amount when he is sold this summer, but where he may end up is currently unclear.
Baker has been on eight loans / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images
Now 26 and returning from his eighth loan, Baker will be sold this summer if Chelsea can find a permanent buyer.
The midfielder has 12 months left on his contract, so his time at Chelsea will soon end anyway, but his solid performance with Trabzonspor last season may give him an earlier exit.
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One of the many borrowers who was bitten by the injury error, Baba managed a decent spell with the Greek side PAOK last season and looks to regain his fitness.
That should mean that buyers are not as afraid to bid on him this summer, but Chelsea may be forced to agree to a final loan if no suitors come forward.