Reports: Chelsea duo set for loan moves in January
What's the story?
Chelsea youngsters Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are set for loan moves in January as they look to secure game time and spend more minutes on the football pitch. According to reports from Sky Sports, the Blues are ready to listen to offers for Hudson-Odoi in the forthcoming transfer window.
Meanwhile, the Times understands that the midfielder is likely to request his club for a loan move in order to make significant progress in his career and keep his place in the England squad.
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Both Hudson-Odoi and Loftus-Cheek have spent their entire youth and senior careers at West London. While the teenager joined Chelsea at seven years of age, the England international has been with the club since 2004.
However, neither have been able to break into the first team as they would like and as a result, they could secure loan deals in the winter transfer window.
The heart of the matter
Hudson-Odoi has been a part of Sarri's squad throughout the season thus far but hasn't managed a single minute in the domestic league under the new gaffer. Loftus-Cheek's game time has been reduced to three substitute Premier League appearances, three Europa League matches and a single League Cup fixture.
Both of them are tipped to become world-class footballers due to their maturity at such tender ages, dynamism and consistent performances. While the winger illustrates direct, explosive and a pacy attitude in front of goal, the young midfield metronome can start and break attacks, use his physicality to good effect, wriggle past defenders and score goals too.
Schalke and former club Crystal Palace are said to be interested in Loftus-Cheek's temporary signature, whereas Hudson-Odoi may move to a team in the Premier League outside the top six as the Blues will not hand him over to a direct rival.
We haven't seen much of Hudson-Odoi this term, but here's a glimpse of how good Loftus-Cheek is:
Both of them deserve to play as they have stormed through the ranks of their youth and development squads to be where they are today. However, such precious talents must be recalled and made to represent their boyhood clubs in the future.
Maurizio Sarri and co. travel to Wembley on Saturday to rub shoulders with Spurs as they look to pile more pressure on Liverpool and Manchester City. Loftus-Cheek could feature as a substitute in that game.