The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been impressed by the performances of a handful of their club’s young players this season.
As the Premier League enters the second-half of the season, it looks as if Chelsea have already failed in their defence of the title considering Manchester City’s dominance at the top of the table – much to the dismay of the Blues supporters in the Tavern. Although there appears to be very little the chasing pack can do to hault Guardiola’s City slickers progress this season, Antonio Conte would have been hoping to provide a much sterner challenge to the Citizens supremacy.
The Chelsea manager has lamented his side’s lack of options so far this season, but the quality of youth he has at his disposal suggests his complaints are slightly exaggerated.
If Conte does not think the likes of Kenedy and Charly Musonda are ready for the step up to Chelsea’s first-team, then he should consider sending them out on loan in January to gain first-team experience.
And according to reports in The Sun, Musonda could be set for a high-profile loan move to Sevilla, Real Betis or Inter Milan in January.
Providing that one of the aforementioned clubs can offer Musonda regular first-team football, Conte should allow the 21-year-old Belgian to leave Stamford Bridge on loan next month.
At this moment in time, Musonda’s development is being slightly stagnated by his lacking of first-team football, and the occasional cup match appearance will certainly not enable him to achieve his true potential.
If Conte wants to help Musonda reach the level that is required to excel in the English top-flight, then he must find the youngster a club who are willing to invest faith in him with plenty of first-team opportunities.
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