Musonda faces punishment after hitting out at Chelsea on social media

Charly Musonda has risked possible punishment from Chelsea after hinting his frustration over a lack of progress at the club.

The 20-year-old has made just one appearance for the Blues – last month’s Carabao Cup victory over Nottingham Forest, in which he scored – since moving to Stamford Bridge from Anderlecht five years ago.

Musonda’s concerns have been evident for some time. In January 2016 he asked to leave due to a lack of first-team opportunities and eventually joined Real Betis on loan.

That temporary switch was extended into the 2016-17 season but Musonda was recalled by manager Antonio Conte in January of this year after making just one solitary start during the campaign.

Conte opted to keep Musonda despite interest from several clubs including Roma amid a suggestion he had a chance of being involved on a more regular basis at Chelsea.

However, Musonda, who has also struggled with injury during his time at the club, has been largely overlooked.

Alongside an image of a black screen, Musonda wrote on Instagram: “You sacrifice, you work hard, harder, you give more than what’s expected, and often more than you can, because you love what you do and clearly more than you should.

“And what do you get back? ‘Literally nothing,… done. However, with this being said I will continue with same dedication and commitment to this great game.”

Conte opted to keep Musonda despite interest from several clubs including Roma amid a suggestion he had a chance of being involved on a more regular basis at Chelsea.

However, Musonda, who has also struggled with injury during his time at the club, has been largely overlooked.

Alongside an image of a black screen, Musonda wrote on Instagram: “You sacrifice, you work hard, harder, you give more than what’s expected, and often more than you can, because you love what you do and clearly more than you should.

“And what do you get back? ‘Literally nothing,… done. However, with this being said I will continue with same dedication and commitment to this great game.”

Chelsea were unavailable for comment when contacted by Standard Sport this morning but Conte may take a dim view of a player using social media to complain about his treatment at the club.

The Blues have a long history of loaning out youngsters with little prospect of breaking through at their parent club. Their official website currently lists 34 players out on loan including Tammy Abraham at Swansea and Kurt Zouma at Stoke.

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