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Chelsea loan army: Kenedy, Mason Mount and the talents who have been sent away this summer

17:00 BST 30/07/2018
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The Blues are sending a plethora of players out on loan once again this summer, as they aim to manage their massive stockpile of young talent

Chelsea's transfer activity every summer revolves heavily around their innovative loan system, which involves them sending a host of homegrown and foreign talent out on loan in search of regular game time.

The idea is that, with the assistance of the Blues' dedicated team of coaches for loanees, these youngsters will either develop into players capable of challenging for a first-team role at Stamford Bridge or be sold on to other clubs at a significant profit. 

Superstars such as Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku have come through Chelsea's loan system, which, of course, also shows that the stockpiling of talent is hardly fool proof.

However, the likes of Victor Moses, Andreas Christensen and, looking further back, John Terry all benefited from temporary moves away from west London.

As a result, Chelsea have once again been very busy loaning out players during their current transfer window. 

Indeed, Kenedy has already been given the green light to spend another season at Newcastle United, with an option to move to St. James Park at the end of the 2018-19 campaign, after he helped the club beat the drop during his six-month stay on Tyneside last term.

Elsewhere, Mario Pasalic has joined Atalanta on loan but the Bergamo-based outfit have an option to buy for €15 million (£13.4m), having promised the Croatia international more game time than Serie A rivals Fiorentina.

Vitesse, meanwhile, currently have two Chelsea loanees, Eduardo and Jake Clarke-Salter, the latter of whom captained Chelsea to UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup success last year.

Baba Rahman's 18-month loan stay at Schalke 04 carries over into the new season as he bids to get back to his best form after an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

However, as the comprehensive list of Chelsea's loan army below illustrates, a number of Blues will be learning their trade in The Championship this season, with Mason Mount arguably the most high-profile departure, having joined Frank Lampard and Jody Morris at Derby County...


Michy Batshuayi - Crystal Palace

Kurt Zouma - Everton

Kenedy - Newcastle United


Tammy Abraham - Aston Villa

Jay Dasilva, Kasey Palmer & Tomas Kalas - Bristol City

Mason Mount & Fikayo Tomori - Derby County

Todd Kane - Hull City

Trevoh Chalobah - Ipswich Town

Izzy Brown - Leeds United

Lewis Baker & Matt Miazga - Reading

Michael Hector - Sheffield Wednesday

Reece James - Wigan Athletic


Brad Collins - Burton Albion

Dujon Sterling - Coventry City


Jacob Maddox - Cheltenham Town

Nathan Baxter & Josh Grant - Yeovil Town

National League

Karlo Ziger - Sutton United

Southern League Premier Division South

Jack Wakely - Basingstoke Town

NIFL Premiership

Jared Thompson - Warrenpoint Town FC


Tiemoue Bakayoko - AC Milan

Mario Pasalic - Atalanta

Lucas Piazon - Chievo

Ola Aina - Torino


Baba Rahman - Schalke

Christian Pulisic - Borussia Dortmund


Charly Musonda, Eduardo & Jake Clarke-Salter - Vitesse

Fankaty Dabo - Sparta Rotterdam

Kylian Hazard - Cercle Brugge

La Liga

Alvaro Morata - Atletico Madrid

Kenneth Omeruo - Leganes


Josimar Quintero - Lleida Esportiu

Turksih Super Lig

Victor Moses - Fenerbahce


Victorien Angban - Metz


Danilo Pantic - Partizan


Nathan - Atletico Mineiro