The past week, or so, has seen Chelsea remain very active when it comes to loaning players out.
As in the past couple of seasons, we fully expect the number of Chelsea players to be loaned out this summer to be around the thirty mark.
This week, if I’ve done my sums right, four of our exciting prospects have been given the chance to impress at a lower level of football.
First up, our 18-year-old defender, Dujon Sterling, has joined Coventry City on a season-long loan deal. During his time at Chelsea Sterling has twice won the FA Youth Cup, he was also part of the England U17 side that won the 2017 European U19 Championships.
Second up, our 18-year-old full-back, Reece James, has signed for the Championship side, Wigan Athletic, once again it is a season-long loan deal. James, during his time at Chelsea, was part of the England U19 side that won the European U19 Championship in 2017 and the Toulon tournament.
Third up, our 19-year-old goalkeeper, Nathan Baxter, has joined Yeovil Town on a season-long loan deal. Previously Baxter has spent loan spells at Woking and Solihull Moors.
Lastly, Trevor Chalobah has joined Ipswich Town on a season-long loan deal. The 18-year-old, brother of Nathaniel, was part of the England side that won the U19 European Championship last summer. He has also appeared for Chelsea in the EFL Trophy and was an unused substitute in the 2018 FA Cup Final win over Manchester United.
Here at Vital Chelsea, we’ll endeavor to keep an eye on how the quartet progress during the coming season and we wish all four the best of luck.
Chelsea man’s stunning World Cup performance has Blues worried
Thibaut Courtois put in a performance for the ages in the World Cup last night to remind Chelsea fans what they could be missing.
The Belgian has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer, with Real Madrid one of the interested parties.
Today’s truth, might not be tomorrow’s.
A merry go round
✅ Alisson is/was Real’s 1st pick, but talks between clubs have stalled
✅ Real Madrid know Thibaut Courtois’ price, but Chelsea waiting for ‘official’ offer
✅ Chelsea want Alisson as Courtois replacement#cfc #bel #bra pic.twitter.com/nLtGfSu2aH
— Kristof Terreur 📰 (@HLNinEngeland) June 30, 2018
He kept his country in the game against Brazil, making 9 saves as they came under serious pressure against the one of the world’s best attacks.
He made one spectacular diving effort to stop a dipping strike that all but broke the Brazilian hopes of getting the second they needed.
He was Thibaut at his best, as he has been all tournament. Losing him without a worthy replacement now would seem madder than ever.
BREAKING: Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Gianluigi Buffon. pic.twitter.com/TLM5icYA1b
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 6, 2018
Better news for Chelsea in this delicate situation for Chelaea is that one of his avenues of exit – to PSG – has been closed for now by the signing of Gigi Buffon.