The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to their club’s latest edition of Chelsea here Chelsea there, where the club looks at how their on-loan players have got on over the weekend’s football. The fans have been calling for a number of their loanees to be recalled and thrust into the first team as the club’s current seniors have been struggling for form.
A latest look at our players out on loan…https://t.co/V34QfNbnBA
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 16 April 2018
Chelsea have developed a reputation for stifling youth development and loaning out dozens of players each year with very few of them going on to make a career out of their time at Stamford Bridge. Even just this term, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Michy Batshuayi, Marco Van Ginkel, Kenedy, Kurt Zouma and Charly Musonda have been loaned to clubs throughout Europe when they are all good enough to be challenging to get into Antonio Conte’s first-team.
The fans are visibly frustrated by their club’s loan system as they’ve called for a number of players to be recalled to London and given first-team opportunities at the expense of some of the club’s underperforming stars. Chelsea are in an awkward position at the moment, the club sit seven points behind Tottenham in the final Champions League place and with just five games remaining it’s looking very unlikely that the Blues will go on to secure a place among Europe’s elite next year. The fans will be hoping that with some of their on-loan stars can help them achieve Champions League football next season, as they wonder what could’ve been.
You can read our resident Blues’ verdict on Chelsea here Chelsea there below:
Van Ginkel and RLC needed for next season
— Gulic (@LGulic) April 16, 2018
Van Ginkel > Drinkwater Bakayoko
— MBlues09 (@MBlues09) April 16, 2018
Spoiler: they’re doing better than the first team
— Dan (@TCEL_Danzter) April 16, 2018
To be honest, RLC, Mount, Zouma, Batshuayi and MvG are the ones who truly deserve a shot in the first team. #CFC
— Siddharth Dutta (@SiddharthCFC) April 16, 2018
Right but who has a spare 3 hours in the middle of a working Monday??
— John Battsek (@DiegoisGod) April 16, 2018
Our loan players are playing better then some of the players we sign this season.good work
— Amadu Mohammed (@AmaduMo42305804) April 16, 2018