Chelsea fans react after Ethan Ampadu is linked with Aston Villa and Derby County loan moves

Fans wait for the Chelsea players to arrive prior to the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Aston Villa and Derby County are said to want to borrow the Chelsea prospect in January.

Ethan Ampadu of Chelsea in action during the pre-season friendly match between Chelsea and Lyon at Stamford Bridge on August 7, 2018 in London, England.

Aston Villa and Derby County are interested in signing the Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu on loan in January, according to Birmingham Live.

Both clubs are well-connected to the Blues, whose former captain, John Terry, and all-time top goalscorer, Frank Lampard, are Villa assistant and Derby manager respectively.


And the pair currently have players borrowed from Chelsea within their ranks, with Tammy Abraham at Aston Villa and Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori at Derby.

But reacting to rumour on Twitter these past 24 hours, it appears there is only one club Chelsea fans want Ampadu sent to, if he is to make a temporary exit.

Here is what is being said...









Ampadu, who can play comfortably in both defence and midfield, signed for Chelsea from Exeter City during last summer's transfer window.

The now 18-year-old has since appeared seven times for the Blues' first team and five times for Wales.

Ryan Giggs, Manager of Wales greets Ethan Ampadu of Wales as Ethan Ampadu is substituted off during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at...

Despite the presence of Mount and Tomori at Derby, EFL rules state that up to four players can be loaned from any one club, as long as no more than two of those are over 23.

Would Aston Villa or Derby be the better fit for Ampadu?

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch