The Near Future: Players Likely To Be Loaned To Other Clubs In 2012-13

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There are quite a few talented youngsters at Chelsea, & there is no doubt that most of them have a very good chance of making the first team one day. However, there are a few youngsters at Chelsea who are on the cusp of making the first team, but are in need of a good loan spell to ensure they are fully prepared to be first-team regulars. Let us now take a look at 3 players who will definitely be loaned out to other clubs next season :-

1) Josh McEachran– Josh McEachran is a central creative midfield player. His best attributes are his passing, vision, composure & his ability to unlock defences. Former Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas described him as a player whose “brain is always five yards ahead of the rest”. McEachran has been used as a defensive midfield player under Carlo Ancelotti, but he prefers playing as an attacking midfield player or in a slightly advanced role in midfield. While there is no doubting Josh’s talent, he has found regular game-time extremely hard to come by due to a variety of midfield options that the manager already has at his disposal. He was loaned to Swansea for the 2nd half of the 2011-12 season, but he made only 5 appearances for the club. He probably would have gotten more game time had he stayed at Chelsea, considering how Di Matteo was constantly rotating his starting XI due to a packed schedule during the last 2 months of the season. It seems very likely that he will be loaned out to another club this season.

2) Kevin De Bruyne– Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian international who can play as a winger or in a more advanced central midfield position. He is pacy, skillful & a good passer of the ball. He started his career at Belgian club Gent, & joined Racing Genk in 2 years time. He made his first team debut in 2009, & quickly established himself as a regular for the club. He scored 5 goals & provided 16 assists in the 2010-11 League campaign. He was signed by Chelsea on January 31st, 2012 for a fee of around £7M. He was immediately loaned back to Genk for the remainder of the season. While he had a decent loan spell at Genk, I hardly see him being a regular under Di Matteo next season. A loan spell seems imminent, with Southampton rumoured to be interested in him. It certainly wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for both the club & the player.

3) Romelu Lukaku– Romelu Lukaku is a Belgian international who plays as a striker. He made his professional debut for Anderlecht at age 16, & he was dubbed “the next Drogba” (the player he idolized) while he was at the club. Lukaku has admitted to being a Chelsea fan. His physique & upper-body strength are similar to that of Drogba, but he’s deceptively quick & skillful for a player of that built. His first season at Chelsea was a frustrating one, as it was plagued by a severe lack of first-team opportunities. He made 9 appearances for Chelsea’s reserve side, scoring 7 goals in the process. His first League start came against Blackburn. He put in a man-of-the-match performance, providing an assist for John Terry’s goal. While Lukaku proved in that match that he is indeed good enough for Chelsea, I don’t see him getting too many chances under Di Matteo. If he isn’t loaned out, he will probably be the 3rd choice striker (behind Fernando Torres & Daniel Sturridge, respectively). Expect him to be loaned out to another club before the season begins.

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  1. Anonymous says

    let us maintain these players for they can bring new styles to the club

  2. Anonymous says

    let us maintain these players for they can bring new styles to the club

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