Revealed: The five loanees Chelsea fans want back in 2017/18
Chelsea’s use of the loan market is an approach that can be used to both fire digs at the club or to praise the west Londoners.
Indeed, the Blues unashamedly send a whole host of young players away from the club on an annual basis – 36 this season – allowing them to keep their finger in the pie, so to speak, in terms of talent coming good, while also boosting the values of players they have little intention of ever giving a first-team berth to.
As a result of this, the current league leaders have been able to field Thibaut Courtois – who came through during three seasons at Atletico Madrid – and operate with a respectable net spend over the past few years, despite splashing over £100m last summer.
This got us thinking: which of the club’s current loan army deserve a chance back at Stamford Bridge next season?
Well, we asked you guys to vote and we can now reveal the FIVE loanees fans want back at Chelsea in time for 2017/18…