Chelsea are, for whatever reason, absolutely obsessed with loaning their players out to clubs across the whole of Europe. For players who prefer to keep their development in the Football League, a move to Nottingham Forest could be a good way to leave their mark on the end of the 2015/16 campaign.
Like many Championship sides, Forest will be looking for players who can add to their squad with the loan window reopening and it could be an opportunity for some of Chelsea’s youngsters to impress in first-team football and make a claim for the Chelsea squad next season.
Any new Chelsea manager is likely to be expected to use the youth products far more than before and impressing on loan could be the way to catch the eye of whoever the new Blues’ boss is.
Lewis Baker, Andreas Christensen and Nathan are impressing during their loan spells around Europe and there is no reason that any of these FIVE can’t do the same for Forest, even if it is to put themselves in the shop window for a permanent move elsewhere…
This diminutive forward has an excellent scoring record at every level he has played at and has been integral to much of the Chelsea youth squad’s successes.
His lightning pace would terrorise Championship defences and would surely score goals.
Forest’s second highest goal scorer is currently a centre back, we reckon adding Feruz would change that quickly, even if he operates as a number 10.
Blackman is a towering goalkeeper and, although he might not be first choice at Forest, it would do him the world of good to get some experience elsewhere.
The youngster is well down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and looks unlikely to every make it in Chelsea blue so it is time to put himself in the shop window.
Colkett is a central midfielder with an eye for goal and would add an extra dimension to the Forest squad and give options in a 4-3-3 or a 4-4-2.
The youngster’s fresh legs would help to take some of the strain off of the veteran David Vaughan and could give the extra momentum in midfield to take Forest to the next level.
It is increasingly hard for centre-backs to get their chance at the highest level, but Davey is as deserving as anyone.
The youngster has been a stalwart in strong youth cup runs and Chelsea’s impressive performances at the Next Gen championship.
Quintero signed for Chelsea in 2014 and the 18-year-old is a hugely versatile player.
Beginning his career as a right-back, Quintero has reversed the usual career path and become a more offensive player. He is at his best in an attacking midfield role, but he can also play as a box-to-box midfield man or from the wing.
Forest will not be short of chances with Quintero.