As always, Chelsea have sent quite a few players out on loan this season to gain experience and development as a player.
Some of them have got some very good loan moves and others are a little questionable.
For example, I don’t feel like Andrey Santos to Nottingham Forest is going to be successful with the amount of other midfielders they have signed.
But Mason Burstow to Sunderland to me at this point looks like it will be a good move.
And judging by comments from Sunderland manager, Tony Mowbray, Burstow is certainly in good hands and has a real chance of regular football there.
The 20-year-old striker is expected to be in the squad to face QPR this weekend and as such, could be in line for his debut.
Burstow featured quite a bit under Mauricio Pochettino in pre-season and even made the squad in the Premier League, so it seems there are high hopes for him.
“He is a really nice, humble boy,” Mowbray said in words picked up by Sunderland Echo.
“To be honest, the balls were getting net rash the first day he was here because he did not miss. It was flying in, it was unbelievable.
“He looks exciting. He’s a humble kid, almost shy, who is just smashing it in the net. That’s not meant to put pressure on him, that’s just the reality of his first training session, he must have scored 50 goals in an hour.
“He looks exciting, fast and direct. He’s got hunger, he chases around and works hard. He wants to score.
“For me, we just have to fine tune his movement around how we play and whether he can or can’t do that, and if he can’t then we’ll have to tinker it a bit – leave him down the middle and slide more balls in behind. He’s fast and mobile and he can finish.
“I like the humility he brings, the honesty and the fact that he wants to be a footballer, wants to get better. They’re brilliant qualities and I just hope we can get the package right around him to supply the chances, and then it’s down to his talent.
“What I saw on his first training day or two is that the talent is there, he knows where the back of the net is whether it’s a sidefoot into the corner or one where he smashes it into the roof of the net…
“He’s scored all types of goals, I’m hoping we can create the chances for him.”