Kevin De Bruyne, Kenneth Omeruo and Romelu Lukaku all look set for a place in the Jose Mourinho sequel; but what about Eden Hazard's little brother?
Jose Mourinho has already been something of a busy bee since taking back over at Chelsea this summer.
The signing of Andre Schurrle however was already in the bag but he has been in contact with most of his men that were out on loan last season.
First of all Michael Essien looks set to get another chance at the club this season after the Ghanaian played a vital role in the Portuguese’s Real Madrid season in 2012-13.
Then there are the younger loanees.
Thibaut Courtois has already mentioned that Mourinho wanted him to be a part of the Chelsea squad next season; but he respectfully asked for one more season at Atletico Madrid.
He has reportedly told officials at Bayer Leverkusen this summer that Kevin De Bruyne, who had an excellent campaign on loan at Werder Bremen last season, is a feature of his plans for next term.
Romelu Lukaku has been told much the same while Kenneth Omeruo, currently at ADO Den Haag, is also set to return; while Jose would also like to see Gael Kakuta in action before making his mind up on his future.
So he seems prepared to give the loanees a genuine chance in the Chelsea line-up.
But what about one of their most impressive loanees last term; Thorgan Hazard.
The younger brother of Chelsea star Eden has been dubbed the better of the siblings by Hazard senior. He certainly demonstrated much of that potential as one of the pivotal members of a Zulte-Waregem side who almost completed a shock by winning the Belgian Pro League ahead of Anderlecht.
In the end they fell just short but considering not many expected them to be in the top six let alone top two it was still a magnificent campaign.
Thorgan Hazard’s excellent individual performances were also honoured as he received his first ever international call-up to the Belgian senior side for the end of season friendlies recently.
So far there has been no word on his future but seeing the plethora of talent the club already have in his forward position another loan spell could be perfect; something Thorgan himself has made it clear appeals to him.
Anderlecht are reported to be after him but that deal is growing complicated due to the Brussels outfits desire to have him permanently; which, given his talent, is not something Chelsea will tolerate.
Personally, if he is not going to get the games next season, then he should definitely be loaned out again. He is certainly a talent for the future and if he can get more first-team football under his belt next season than all the better.
Then maybe next season he too can get his chance.
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