The likes of Kurt Zouma, Tomas Kalas, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Izzy Brown and Tammy Abraham have all been sent out on loan for first-team experience, but Chelsea's plans to farm players out on loan will continue.
On Wednesday night, The Mirror reported that Chelsea have agreed to send Kenedy out on loan to Newcastle United, where he will work under former Blues boss Rafael Benitez.
Kenedy, 21, joined Chelsea from Fluminense in his native Brazil back in 2015, and he has so far notched two goals in 22 first-team appearances for the the Premier League champions, but he is already entering a key stage of his career.
Kenedy, who can play at left wing backback or on the left wing, was loaned out to Watford last season, but was sent back in December after making just one appearance in all competitions, and he earned just two games for Chelsea after that.
This summer, Kenedy was sent home from Chelsea's pre-season tour of China after controversial social media posts, and it's no surprise to see manager Antonio Conte decide to send him out on loan, with a move to Newcastle understood to be imminent.
Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter to air their thoughts, and many are far from pleased, suggesting that loaning Kenedy out will be a big mistake given the lack of depth in Conte's squad right now.
Others called the decision to send Kenedy out on loan 'lunacy', but did acknowledge that this is a great opportunity for Kenedy to play first-team football and show off his talent in the Premier League on a consistent basis.
Lol, are we actually going to loan out Kenedy & Lewis Baker too? This becoming silly now. Is someone at #CFC straight trolling? LUNACY!— Mick Loizou (@MickMarJr) August 10, 2017
Kenedy to Newcastle on loan. Talk about depleting our squad numbers even more, wishing him all the very best. Talented boy. #CFC— SKCFC (@ShauryaCFC) August 9, 2017
So Kenedy is going on loan to Newcastle then? Nah why are we doing this— Ella (@__Ellss) August 10, 2017
So Kennedy gone on loan to Newcastle now - how many players do we have left? #chelsea— Churchy_7 (@churchy_7) August 10, 2017
Kenedy to Newcastle is good imo he gets game time and in the PL. Big chance.— (@FlicksLikeEden) August 10, 2017
Loaning Kenedy to Newcastle will be a big mistake..we lack depth in the left-back position and you want to farm out your only alternative?— ~ E::D::A::F::E ~ (@iEdafe) August 10, 2017
Kenedy to Newcastle and Baker to Boro. Could argue the latter is too good for that level but Newcastle is an ideal place for Kenedy.— #4. (@ThatMunichNight) August 10, 2017
Do you think Kenedy is a good signing for Newcastle?