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
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
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
Elsewhere, Mario Pasalic has joined Atalanta on loan but the Bergamo-based outfit
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
Karlo Ziger - Sutton United
Southern League Premier Division South
Jack Wakely - Basingstoke Town
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
Alvaro Morata - Atletico Madrid
Kenneth Omeruo - Leganes
SEGUNDA DIVISION B
Josimar Quintero - Lleida Esportiu
Turksih Super Lig
Victor Moses - Fenerbahce
Victorien Angban - Metz
Danilo Pantic - Partizan
CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO SERIE A
Nathan - Atletico Mineiro