Chelsea may want to consider cutting short Bertrand Traore’s loan stay at Ajax after glancing over his statistics for the 2016-17 season so far.
The 21-year-old signed a new three-year contract with the Premier League outfit before being shipped out to the Netherlands in August.
It was a smart move considering that he would not be getting regular game time under manager Antonio Conte.
However, after the Italian coach recalled Nathan Ake from his loan spell at Bournemouth recently, perhaps Traore should be next.
As the numbers above show, Traore has been impressive in the Dutch top flight, scoring four goals and producing 44 shots in 13 appearances.
The youngster has also demonstrated accuracy and composure having recorded a successful pass rate of 82% in the first half of the season.
Not only that, the Burkina Faso international, who is currently competing in the Africa Cup of Nations, has been involved in 12 key passes.
Traore has been part of the Chelsea setup since he moved to the club’s academy in 2013 from Auxerre, and he has made 12 Premier League appearances, four of which were starts, for the first team.
Perhaps now is the time for the attacking midfielder to contest for a spot in Conte’s lineup.