After allowing more fringe squad members to leave Stamford Bridge temporarily on deadline day, Chelsea now have a total of 38 players out on loan.
Matt Miazga, Lucas Piazon and Christian Atsu are among the latest to shipped out – for now, at least – as the club’s voracious policy of hoarding young talent continues apace.
It is not only the youngsters who are sent packing, however. Juan Cuadrado, a £23.3m signing from Fiorentina only eighteen months ago, has been sent on a second loan spell to Juventus.
This time around, the Colombia international is scheduled to spend three years in Turin until the expiration of his contract with Chelsea.
Patrick Bamford, who has now joined Burnley for his sixth loan spell away from Stamford Bridge, famously revealed that all of Chelsea’s loaned out players have a WhatsApp group.
"The loan department set it up,” he said last year. “Sometimes it drains your battery when everyone is messaging each other.”
So, who’s in Chelsea’s own little expeditionary force of the not-quite-good-enough, whose data charges must be through the roof?
Take a look through the gallery above to find out.
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