Chelsea have loanees all over the world, and it can be hard to keep track of their successes. But some, closer to home, are hard not to notice.
The Championship season is 5 games old already, and some players are well established as starters for their sides. While others like Lewis Baker are still battling for the first team, Ola Aina has started every game for Hull, and has impressed hugely for the Tigers.
A Tweet on Wednesday night from WhoScored.com underlined this:
Ola Aina: Has won possession in the defensive third more times (34) than any other player in the Championship this season
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 6, 2017
On their site he is the 13th highest rater player in the whole division after a superb start to his professional career in the senior game. Chelsea have just spent decent money on a backup to Victor Moses, and Davide Zappacosta may prove yet another obstacle in Aina’s long road to the first team, but if he carries on like this there’s no reason it’s not one he can overcome.