Chelsea Have An Incredible Number Of Players Out On Loan
Here's an incredible transfer statistic for you: Chelsea have 42 people out a loan, which is enough for three different starting 11s - and with players leftover.
Michy Batshuayi became the latest player on Chelsea's club list to make a temporary move to a Premier League side. Crystal Palace snapped the Belgium striker on deadline day, after his previous spell at Valencia ended.
Kurt Zouma at Everton and Kenedy at Newcastle United are another two Chelsea players loaned-out to competing domestic clubs.
They've even sent £60milllion man Alvaro Morata out on loan to Atletico, although it looks likely the La Liga side will sign him up permanently at the end of the season.
New signing Christian Pulisic was given back to Borussia Dortmund for the rest of this season, despite costing them almost £60million. Batshuayi also had a spell in the Bundesliga with the American winger, which explains this...
Even on loan, @mbatshuayi's still producing for Chelsea :joy: #AgentMichy pic.twitter.com/R5QnPjlBWv
- B/R Football (@brfootball) January 2, 2019
But surely this is a sign Chelsea is investing in youth and is looking to develop at cubs where they'll be given first-team action? Well, for the most part it is, but not for all.
28-year-old Victor Moses made a surprise temporary move to Turkey when he joined struggling Fenerbahce on a 18-month loan deal.
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Here's all the 42 players on Chelsea's long-list of temporary outgoings.
Lucas Piazon becomes the 42nd Chelsea player officially out on loan.
Here is their entire army. pic.twitter.com/7Q70FHE9Pj
- Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 31, 2019
There's even a Twitter account dedicated to keeping-up with the loans. Dedication.
Mario Pasalic v Juventus : 6 (FOTM) (GdS) pic.twitter.com/raWnLMG0zh
- Chelsea Loan Army (@ChelseaLoanArmy) January 31, 2019
Following Chelsea's 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth and some poor Premier League form, they should probably look at bringing some back... or start those three new teams.
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