The emergency loan window opens to Football League clubs on Saturday, we take a look at which Chelsea starlets could head out to get first team football.
Chelsea are heavily relying on the loan market to bring out the best in their top young talent. Another 10 players left Stamford Bridge on loan in the winter and with the emergency loan window due to open in the next few days, there could be more joining them.
However, with still several players left around in West London, we take a look at the top three players clubs should be looking at.
Sam Hutchinson - 24-years-old
Former Nottingham Forest and Vitesse loanee Sam Hutchinson could be available for a loan to the football league after being recalled from his short spell in Holland. 24-year-old Hutchinson has battled against a career threatening injury for the past couple of years after coming out of retirement in 2011 . He proved adequate for Nottingham Forest during his loan spell last season, but could potentially really prosper in if given a regular run of games.
Isaiah Brown - England U17 - 17-years-old
Record-breaking striker Isaiah Brown could potentially be another to go out on loan, if a reasonable offer is made the the 6ft teenager. Officially the second-youngest player to play in the Premier League, the young striker is clearly an exceptional talent. Chelsea caused huge controversy when they signed him from West Bromwich Albion in the summer with a tribunal reportedly setting the fee for the young star. A physically impeccable young man, he is already up to the rigours of the Championship and it could be a good chance to progress him quicker through the ranks.
Lewis Baker - England U19 - 18-years-old
Arguably the best talent available at Chelsea, Baker made his break through into the Chelsea after appearing as a substitution against Derby County early last month. A box to box central midfielder with impeccable work-rate and ability, he has the opportunity to go very far in the modern game and could start his progression with a loan move as early as next month. Five goals in ten England U19 appearances, he has become well established as one of the shining lights of the up-and-coming generation.
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