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Chelsea sanctions: Every player out on loan from Stamford Bridge

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Gallagher is the pick of Chelsea's loanees
Gallagher is the pick of Chelsea's loanees / Harriet Lander/GettyImages
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Chelsea and the loan market have enjoyed a fairytale romance ever since Roman Abramovich took over the club in 2003.

However, with their long-term owner selling up and the Blues barred for player sales and contract renewals for the time being, they could be forced to hand their young stars more playing time during the 2022/23 season.

Who are some of the starlets who could be handed a shot at the big time? Here is a look of all the players that are currently out on loan at Stamford Bridge...


Goalkeepers

1. Nathan Baxter - Hull City

Nathan Baxter
Baxter has been busy this season / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

This is Nathan Baxter's seventh loan spell in total. He's previously enjoyed jaunts at clubs as contrasting as Metropolitan Police and Ross County.

2. Sami Tlemcani - Merstham

The 17-year-old Moroccan is currently cutting his teeth in the seventh tier of English football.

3. Jamie Cumming - MK Dons

Jamie Cumming
Cumming has had two loan spells this season / Pete Norton/GettyImages

Jamie Cumming started the 2021/22 season on loan at Gillingham before upgrading to MK Dons in January, where he is currently involved in a tense League One promotion race.

4. Ethan Wady - Hendon

A future USMNT international? Who knows. For now, Ethan Wady is plying his trade for Hendon, who are also in the seventh tier and play on the worst artificial pitch in England.

5. Karlo Ziger - NK Rudar Velenje

Karlo Ziger is currently number one for Slovenian second-tier side NK Rudar Velenje. He plays with someone called Filip Kosic, who is famously not Filip Kostic.


Defenders

6. Ethan Ampadu - Venezia

Ethan Ampadu
Ampadu has played in some lovely kits this season / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

Still just 21 years old, Venezia are Ethan Ampadu's third loan club. The Welshman will be hoping to help his side avoid Serie A relegation this season.

7. Juan Castillo - Charlton Athletic

After failing to make an impact on loan at Birmingham in the first half of the season, Juan Castillo linked up with Charlton in the division below in January.

8. Jake Clarke-Salter - Coventry City

Jake Clarke-Salter
Clarke-Salter has been at Chelsea for years / Robin Jones/GettyImages

Still knocking around at Stamford Bridge at the ripe old age of 24, surely Jake Clarke-Salter will depart permanently in summer 2022 – sanctions pending.

9. Emerson Palmieri - Lyon

Chelsea tried their utmost to get Emerson back in January following the news that Ben Chilwell would miss the rest of the season. They weren't successful...

10. Levi Colwill - Huddersfield Town

Levi Colwill
Hopes are high for Colwill / William Early/GettyImages

Levi Colwill has been earning rave reviews for his displays at the John Smith's Stadium this season. He seems one of the most likely to be handed first-team chances in 2022/23.

11. Henry Lawrence - AFC Wimbledon

Henry Lawrence's displays at right-back have not prevented the Dons from being dragged into a relegation scrap this season.

12. Ian Maatsen - Coventry City

Ian Maatsen
Maatsen is full of promise / Robin Jones/GettyImages

Another player who has been praised for his performances over the past few months, Maatsen could fit in perfectly at left wing-back under Thomas Tuchel.

13. Matt Miazga - Alaves

26 years old and still being shafted out on loan? It may be time to move on for Matt Miazga, who has been capped 22 times by the United States.

14. Baba Rahman - Reading

ABDUL RAHMAN BABA
Rahman endured a frustrating AFCON / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Yes, he is still at Chelsea somehow. Now a ridiculous 27, Baba Rahman hasn't been Reading's worst player this season – although that has not been very hard.

15. Dujon Sterling - Blackpool

Once tipped for big things, Dujon Sterling has seen his progress hampered in recent seasons by a lack of minutes. He's currently living it up by the seaside with Blackpool.


Midfielders

16. Tino Anjorin - Huddersfield Town

Tino Anjorin
Anjorin has plenty of admirers / John Early/GettyImages

Tino Anjorin is highly rated but needs to start getting some regular minutes at Huddersfield.

17. Tiemoue Bakayoko - Milan

One of Chelsea's biggest transfer blunders in recent years, Tiemoue Bakayoko never looked like replicating his Monaco form and is currently on loan at Milan.

18. Conor Gallagher - Crystal Palace

Conor Gallagher
Gallagher will surely be involved next season / Malcolm Couzens/GettyImages

Conor Gallagher is a dead cert to be involved in the Chelsea squad for the 2022/23 season. He has been unplayable at times for Crystal Palace this term, building on an eye-catching 2020/21 campaign with West Brom.

19. Danny Drinkwater - Reading

Another underwhelming signing, Danny Drinkwater's career continues to stagnate at Championship strugglers Reading.

20. Billy Gilmour - Norwich City

Billy Gilmour
The heir to Jorginho? / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Billy Gilmour's stock has dropped considerably since he moved to Norwich City. He just does not seem to suit the Canaries at all.


Forwards

21. Armando Broja - Southampton

Armando Broja
Broja is extremely popular at St Mary;s / Ryan Pierse/GettyImages

All-round frontman Armando Broja will attract plenty of Premier League interest this summer but the Blues may be tempted to keep hold of him, depending on what their ownership situation looks like.

22. Michy Batshuayi - Besiktas

Michy Batshuayi
Batshuayi was at Crystal Palace last season / Seskim Photo/MB Media/GettyImages

Another one who is shockingly still getting paid a wage by the Blues. Again, Michy Batshuayi must fancy trying his luck elsewhere at this point?

23. Mason Burstow - Charlton Athletic

Mason Burstow
Burstow has limited experience / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

18-year-old Mason Burstow is having his first taste of proper football at the Valley this season.

24. Bryan Fiabema - Rosenborg

Last but not least we have Bryan Fiabema who is enjoying his ever loan spell at Rosenborg this season.


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