4 players on loan who could make a difference for Chelsea during the transfer ban
Since Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003, he has injected the London club with big money to buy players. The idea was to buy good players and build a team for the short term, while the long term goal was to bring in youngsters from the youth academy.
The plan was to develop and nurture young talent from the youth academy much like FC Barcelona. After developing them it was hoped they would be good enough to be in the first team and provide Chelsea's senior team with quality players in the long run.
In order to implement the idea, Chelsea bought in young players and sent them out on loan. If they performed well they were included in the first team. The prime examples of it being Thibault Courtois, Andreas Christensen, and Ruben Loftus Cheek.
But, in time it has become rather difficult for players to break into the first team. It has become a habit for Blues to loan out underperforming players as well.
It is clear that Chelsea have failed to achieve what they intended to do. Now with the transfer ban in place, they won't be able to register players for the next two transfer windows. Even if they sign players, they won't be able to play on the field for them.
This has prompted many to suggest that it might be time for Chelsea to use the players from their loan 'army'. It has been suggested that there are many players who should be given a run in the first team and it could help the Blues in this tough time.
The likes of Mario Pašalić, Alvaro Morata and Bakayoko have not been mentioned. These players have clauses in their agreement as per which they could sign for the loaned team next season if a particular amount is paid to Chelsea.
Thus, here are four players from Chelsea's loan army to watch out for next season:
#4 Mason Mount
The Englishman is on loan at Derby County where he has performed extremely well under the guidance of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard. The youngster is a creative midfielder and he only 20 years of age.
This season he has scored 7 goals and further 5 assists for the Rams. The midfielder has shown plenty of promise, as he was recently given his first England call up. He has also, caught the eye of the foreign clubs such as RB Leipzig as well.
Mount could get more chances next season, as Mateo Kovacic's loan spell coming to an end at the end of the season and Ross Barkley constantly underperforming. It might be the perfect time for Chelsea to introduce Mason Mount into their squad as their next midfielder.
The Chelsea loanee has already shown how important he to the Rams with his quality. Though he may not directly jump into the first team at Chelsea, but he could be introduced slowly to the first team like Loftus Cheek has been.
Given the amount of promise and form he has shown, a good run for him in the first team could help him establish himself as a regular.