The Blues have a long-age philosophy of recruiting talented youngsters from all over the globe. But given the obvious lack of playing chances for these potentials, the team loans them out, en masse.
Per season, the club has at least 23 players out on season-long loans proving their worth, getting game time, growing and hoping to earn a permanent recall someday. Only the best gets to in many cases.
Of recent, Courtois and Matic (who was bought back) are the latest loanees to have convinced Chelsea enough of earning a worthy recall. Ahead of next season, these 15 players will hope to join that class whilst they prove their value on a season-long loan.
The young Ghana international arrived last summer from Augsburg after impressing with the Bundesliga minnows. The leftback featured a couple of times in what was an average campaign for him based on performances. He definitely isn’t up to Conte’s standard and will have to go back to Germany to link up with Schalke and hopefully amp up his game.
With still 4 years left on a deal the full back penned last August, Ake still has a lot of time on his books as far as developing goes. A great campaign with Watford last season should have seen him earn a regular place as a backup next season. But that’s not as better as getting a likely starting berth at Bournemouth where he’s off to next.
The attacking midfielder helped the Chelsea youth team to the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League Cup in the 2014/15 season. He was sent on loan to La Liga side, Real Betis last season and will spend another term with the Spanish side next season as his growth continues.
The young Denmark defender was at Borussia Monchengladbach last season and obviously impressed the Bundesliga side to earn another term with them for the coming season.
The 19-year-old French midfielder still has a lot of developing to do as his international career hasn’t grown much of late. After spending last season on loan at Rennes, he will move to Spain to join Granada next season. But the jury is still out as to whether he can become a Chelsea senior team player anytime soon.
Having won the F.A Youth Cup in 2014, the 20-year-old goalkeeper spent last season at League Two side, Newport County appearing 4 times. He will hope to increase that tally when he gets in-between the stick for another division 4 side, Crawley Town next term.
Another shotstopper who is set to continue his lessons away from the Stamford Bridge is the 23-year-old Croatian goalkeeper. Having been loaned to 8 different sides since getting signed in 2010, it remains unknown if he would ever be good enough for the Blues. Nevertheless, he will spend a loan term at Mouscron-Peruwelz next season.
The young Brazilian striker spent last term on loan at Eredivisie side, Vitesse upon his signing, and will continue there for next season as he gets more used to European football and gets his work permit processed.
The first Colombian to sign for Chelsea, the 20-year-old striker will hope to be the first to also become successful after Falcao’s failure. Joao was goalless for Sint-Truiden last season in the Belgian Pro League, and has to find the net a couple of times at Santa Fe next season if he’s ever to keep his dreams alive.
The highly rated 19-year-old midfield prodigy was spectacular for the youth team last season as they won the UEFA Youth League. He’s set to debut as a senior team player with Championship side, Huddersfield Town next season.
The England youth international is one academy graduate that has been tipped by many to break into the Chelsea first team soon, but that will be after the midfielder might have shown his qualities at Vitesse next season one more time. He made 31 Eredivisie appearances last season, scoring 5 times.
Another of Chelsea’s “one for the future”, the young central back will spend next season at
Fulham becoming a better player if he is to fulfil that hype.
The young midfielder could join the list of Ivory Coast exports to have made their mark at the West London club, and having impressed at Sint-Truiden in Belgium last season, a loan move to Granada has been secured to see how better he comes next season.
The 21-year-old Brazilian attacking right back was signed in 2013, and have had loan spells at Inter Milan and Carpi since. But he is back home for the whole of next season to turn out for Gremio.