Where would a team made up of Chelsea loan players finish in the Premier League?

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West Brom, Atletico Madrid, Hamburg, ADO Den Haag, Werder Bremen have all benefited from Belgian, Dutch, Nigerian and Ghanaian internationals being loaned out by Chelsea this season. So how good a team could you make from their home-away-from-home players?

Chelsea currently have plenty of talented individuals out on loan but just how good a team could you conjure from those players currently farmed elsewhere.

GK: Thibaut Courtois

On loan at Atletico Madrid; 26 appearances this season; seven caps for Belgium

DC: Jeffrey Bruma

On loan at Hamburg; 12 appearances this season (injury); four caps for Holland

DC: Kenneth Omeruo

On loan at ADO Den Haag; 21 appearances this season; five caps for Nigeria

DR: Wallace

On loan at Fluminense; 18 appearances this season; two caps for Brazil Under-20

DL: Patrick Van Aanholt

On loan at Vitesse Arnhem; 20 appearances this season; 11 caps for Holland under-21

DMC: Michael Essien

On loan at Real Madrid; 14 appearances this season; 52 caps for Ghana

MC: Kevin De Bruyne

On loan at Werder Bremen; 24 appearances this season; eight caps for Belgium

ML: Gael Kakuta

On loan at Vitesse Arnhem; 12 appearances this season; five caps for France under-21

MR: Josh McEachran

On loan at Middlesbrough; 26 appearances this season; 10 caps for England under-21

ST: Lucas Piazon

On loan at Malaga; yet to play; 15 caps for Brazil under-17

ST: Romelu Lukaku

On loan at West Brom; 27 appearances this season; 18 caps for Belgium

That starting line-up of players currently being loaned out by Chelsea have a combined total of 94 international caps and could easily perform well in the Premier League.


You can even put together a substitute bench of young talent currently being farmed out by the club including one of Watford’s key players Nathaniel Chalobah and the younger brother of Eden, Thorgan Hazard; who is embroiled in a title chase with Zulte Waregem in Belgium.

GK: Matej Delac - Inter Zapresic

DF: Tomas Kalas - Vitesse Arnhem

DF: Sam Hutchinson - Nottingham Forest

DF/MF: Nathaniel Chalobah - Watford

MF: Amin Affane - Roda JC

MF: Thorgan Hazard - Zulte Waregem

ST: Patrick Bamford - MK Dons

So where in the Premier League would this team finish? Above the relegation zone?

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