10 Chelsea loan stars that could force their way into Frank Lampard's XI



Chelsea’s transfer ban has left them unable to make any additions to their current squad ahead of the new Premier League season.  It’s a huge limitation as the Blues will have to be self-sufficient in filling any gaps as they prepare for the future.  Having spent over £205million in the past five years, it raises concerns as to whether they can meet expectation this time around. But what about the players currently out on loan?  Here are some key individuals that the club and their next manager, likely to be their legendary former midfielder Frank Lampard, will have their eye on for a recall… Kurt Zouma   The 24-year-old French centre-back has had a positive loan spell at Everton , helping them finish in a respectable ninth position at the end of the campaign.   So much so that the Toffees are wanting to steal him from Chelsea on a permanent deal.  Despite Everton’s pleas to drag Zouma away from the Bridge to replace Phil Jagielka, it’s Chelsea who will get the final say.  And now operating as defender with plenty of experience, it would be surprising to see him leave London for the second year running. Fikayo Tomori  The 21-year-old, named Derby’s player of the year last season, has been at Chelsea since the age of seven.  He was terrific for the Rams all the way to the play-off final, led by the experience of Lampard, Ashley Cole and Jody Morris, all having played a part in his adolescence.  Being such a young player, his talent would be invaluable for the Blues as he prepares to challenge his game at the next level.  With 44 appearances for Derby and 15 for England Under-21s, Tomori is in a great position to force his way back into a new-look Chelsea side. Mason Mount  Similarly to Tomori, Mason Mount has been a Blues representative from very young.  A Chelsea player since the age of six, he impressed at Vitesse, winning the player of the year award before shining in the Championship last season.  Mount has a flair on the ball and a natural talent that would be hard to ignore.  And at just 20-years-old his desire to prove himself at the highest level may be the attribute Chelsea are looking for. Michy Batshuayi  The west London outfit have lost one of the best attacking players to ever play in the Premier League. How will they replace Eden Hazard and reinstate their attacking threat?  Batshuayi has blown hot and cold throughout his career but with Chelsea limping on with Olivier Giroud, it seems like a no-brainer.  After Gonzalo Higuain’s disappointing loan spell, the Belgian really can do no worse.   With only 11 appearances for Crystal Palace last season, he will be itching to get back on track and make his mark. Tammy Abraham  There is huge potential for this 21-year-old forward and what better time than after a 26-goal Championship season?  Promoted with Aston Villa in the play-off final, Lampard will be delighted to see his name on the loanee list.  He certainly has something to offer and a point to prove. It is almost a cert

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