Chelsea recall another loanee as part of January reshuffle

Chelsea’s transfer strategy often confounds fans to an unbelievable degree, but it does seem like the club are gradually learning a thing or two along the way.

One thing that frustrated fans hugely over the years was the way that the club would pick a bad loan for a player, then just  leave them there rotting for a whole season.

Now they’re much more on the ball – they have recall clauses, and they’re not afraid to use them.

It seems like one might be exercised today – there are whispers from the ever reliable CFCNewsPage on Instagram that Thierno Ballo could be recalled from Rapid Vienna and sent elsewhere.

He’s played a decent amount for them, but clearly Chelsea think he can develop more somewhere else. Already 20  years old, he’s not the 16 year old wonderkid he was when we signed him, and needs to play every week at a high level to keep developing.