Atsu, 22, joined the Blues from Porto last summer after some promising displays in Portugal, but was immediately loaned out to Vitesse Arnhem in Holland in order to gain first team football, as Chelsea currently have a logjam of wingers and attacking midfielders, which would prevent Atsu from playing.
The Ghanaian, who will feature for his country at the World Cup in Brazil this summer, has scored five goals in 24 appearances for the Dutch side and was expected to make his return to West London at the end of the season as his loan expires, but Atsu says he is open to another loan move.
"It all depends on Chelsea. If they say that I have to stay in London, then why not? Here, I get the chance to develop myself and at Vitesse we play an attacking system," said Atsu.
"Suppose I move to a bigger club and am placed on the bench or I move to a team that plays counter-attacking football, that would leave me feeling like I am going to the office and taking a nap on my desk," he added.
Atsu's comments about counter attacking football are particularly noteworthy, given that Blues boss Jose Mourinho has regularly set up his teams to defend and hopefully nick a goal on the break - much like his Real Madrid side did, too. With such a strong dislike for that style of football, have Chelsea moved to sign the wrong man?
Atsu won't be in the first team plans at Stamford Bridge for some time yet; he is still only 22 and Chelsea already have the likes of Eden Hazard, Willian, Mohamed Salah, Andre Schurrle and Oscar occupying the attacking roles in the midfield, whilst Thorgan Hazard, Lucas Piazon and Marko Marin are all currently out on loan too; but with his comments about counter attacking football now out in the open, does the winger have a future at Chelsea?