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Chelsea Could Still Ship 7 Players Out Despite Transfer Window Closing: 3 Sales Lampard Must Make

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A recent report by Football.London has named seven Chelsea outcasts who could still be shipped out despite the international transfer window closing. The current regulations still allow the transfer of players to EFL clubs, and there are several names that Chelsea could still look to offload before the window of opportunity shuts again. A host of players have returned from their international loan spells, and haven’t been able to secure another move away. While a majority of them are youngsters, there are a few experienced heads squeezed in there as well.

The likes of Dujon Sterling and Jake Clarke-Salter will be eager to get regular playing time, and Chelsea have already demonstrated this season that they are not afraid to loan even first-team players to other clubs. The loan departures of Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Fulham and Ross Barkley to Aston Villa did perhaps come as surprises to a large chunk of the Blues’ fanbase. A couple of other players have been issued loan spells away from Stamford Bridge as well, with Marco Van Ginkel, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Malang Sarr all being handed moves to sides where they would receive the required playing time.

What Is Chelsea’s Current Squad Situation?

Considering all the business that Chelsea have completed in the summer transfer window, their willingness to ship players out on loan is only understandable. Keeping quality players with massive potential on the bench doesn’t make any sense for either of the involved parties. Regular playing time would make the Chelsea loanees better footballers overall, and at the end of the day, it will be Chelsea who reap the benefits. With names like Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Thiago Silva being brought in, the number of loan departures doesn’t come as too much of a surprise.

Here Are Three Chelsea Outcasts Who Must Be Loaned Out This Summer:

Three Chelsea Outcasts Who Must Be Loaned Out This Summer - Moses in action
MILAN, ITALY – JULY 22: Victor Moses of FC Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on July 22, 2020 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Three Chelsea Outcasts Who Must Be Loaned Out This Summer

Danny Drinkwater

The former Leicester City man was brought in by Chelsea some years ago, and it’s safe to say that his career as a Stamford Bridge player has been over for a while now. Frank Lampard has a plethora of options to choose from in midfield, and it’s almost certain that Danny Drinkwater isn’t going to be in his plans. The midfielder had two highly unsuccessful loan spells at Burnley and Aston Villa last time out, and although finding a potential destination for him could be a challenge, its one that Lampard will have to do before the EFL window slams shut.

Victor Moses

The Nigerian speedster, up until a few years ago, was a first-team player at Chelsea. Former manager Antonio Conte saw him as a top-class talent and even handed him the first-team right-wing back berth during his first season at the club. Once Maurizio Sarri took over though, all of that changed. He was sent out on loan to Inter Milan last season, where he played a regular part under Conte once again. Having failed to convince the Serie A club to re-sign him, Moses has returned to Chelsea and will need to be found a new home in the weeks to come.

Charly Musonda Jr.

The exciting winger was once touted to be Chelsea’s next Eden Hazard, but it’s safe to say that his development has stagnated. Not only is the speedster’s opportunity of breaking into the Chelsea first-team now gone, but the lack of offers for his services has come as a worrying sign as well. Staying on at Stamford Bridge without playing any football at all wouldn’t be in the player’s best interest, and a loan move to the lower divisions could be the way to go in this regard.

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