The top four dream is still a hope for Chelsea fans and with a good run of form, they could amend a bad patch of form by landing Champions League football next season. While Maurizio Sarri’s first campaign hasn’t exactly been a huge success, ensuring they’ll be in the continent’s top competition next season would at least save some degree of face.
The race for the top four is probably the tightest it has ever been, with Arsenal, Manchester United and the Blues all doing what they can to claim their spot in club football’s biggest competition.
Though, whether they get top four or not, the Blues have a much bigger problem on their hands right now…
With it being likely that Chelsea are set to suffer from a transfer ban starting in the summer, they seriously need to take a look at the players they currently have out on-loan, eyeing up if any could be good enough to make an impact at Stamford Bridge. That might sound a little obvious but those in SW6 don’t often pay too much attention to what they’ve got in the youth ranks.
So, with that in mind, one player who has enjoyed a fantastic loan spell this season is Ola Aina and he is a player Chelsea must look to keep rather than sell this summer. In fact, don’t even consider selling him, give him a chance.
The club won’t regret it.
Aina, (who is valued at £7.6 million on Transfermarkt) has made 25 appearances in all competitions, and by contributing towards three goals and eleven clean-sheets, Chelsea should seriously look at offering him another chance. The defence hasn’t been a strong point this season and affording the former England youth international a chance could reap huge reward.
Over the last few years, yes it’s true that Ola Aina failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge. However, since he’s become a regular for Torino, the 22-year-old has all the confidence to come back to Chelsea with a point to prove. Former teammate Victor Moses proved that failed loan spells away from the club don’t have to wreck your first-team dreams, after all.
Davide Zappacosta has never reached the levels predicted of him so a younger, hungrier Ola Aina could be a better option for the Blues.
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