Fulham were promoted to the Premier League last night in the final fixture of the 19/20 season in England.
That provides an interesting return to the Premier League from the perspective of Chelsea’s loan department.
A promoted Fulham, with a former Chelsea player in charge in the form of Scott Parker, provides an excellent potential landing spot for any players pushed out by new arrivals at Stamford Bridge.
At the current rate, it looks like a midfielder and, central defender and a left back, possibly a goalkeeper, will be forced out of the first team and likely need a loan if they can’t be sold.
That’s to say nothing of the returning loanees from this season, and another crop of talented young players of the production line. Where can Ethan Ampadu get Premier League minutes, one might ponder.
Players like Thomas Kalas, Lucas Piazon and Gael Kakuta have spent time on loan down the road in recent seasons, and it gives the players a chance to stay based near the Blues, potentially under close inspection from the manager.
So keep an eye on the Whites – we might see some business done this summer.