For all the fixture congestion Chelsea have claimed to be suffering with during this campaign, it is remarkable to think that the club currently have 20 -yes – twenty! – players out on loan this season.
True, many are youngsters looking to gain first team experience, but there are a good five or six that most Premier League teams would kill to have in their match day squads.
Interim manager Rafael Benitez has been rotating week in, week out and currently the Blues find themselves in the top four and the semi-finals of the FA Cup and Europa League, on course for what could be viewed as a very good season.
Like most things with Chelsea everything is up in the air at the moment, with regards to who the new manager will be, which players will be moving on and who if any will be returning from their loan spells this season.
Here we take a look at five Chelsea players who have been plying their trade elsewhere this season reviewing how they’ve been getting on.