Chelsea are not having a bad season so far but their position on the Premier League table is not that impressive in itself. Being 5th on the table, ten points behind the first position (Liverpool) is not what the Chelsea team should simply accept.
Currently, the London side is facing a transfer ban that prevents them from signing new players, a situation that might put them in a hard spot when the transfer window resumes in January.
The Chelsea team is not without quality players though, even with some on loan in other clubs and performing amazingly well. In fact, with the impressive performance some of them had been putting in, Chelsea might look at bringing them back in.
Let’s take a quick look through some of those that might be returning back to their parent club in the nearest future.
Victor Moses signed from Wigan Athletic on the 24th of August, 2012. The first season of his Chelsea career was spent at the club before three Premier League loan seasons followed, but under Antonio Conte for 2016/17 Moses was restored as a member of the first team squad.
Moses has a total of 220 appearances in the Premier League, 20 goals, averaging 0.09 goals per match and 18 assists. He has a total of 4,627 passes averaging a total of 21.03 passes per match with 25 big chances created and a 20% crossing accuracy.
The Nigerian midfielder has a total of 323 shots with 92 shots on target and 28% shooting accuracy. He also has 217 tackles averaging 76% tackles success, 91 blocked shots, 153 interceptions, 109 clearances and 805 recoveries. (Premier League Stats)
However, injuries have been a major setback for him in Fenerbahçe. He suffered a thigh rupture following a promising debut for Fenerbahçe and has not played since mid-August. Although he would be back next week, his progress has been severely hampered having missed six Super Lig games prior to the recent international break.
He is one of the few loanees with a higher chances of returning to Chelsea to pick up where he left off.
Mario Pasalic signed from Hajduk Split on 9th July, 2014. Pasalic’s Chelsea’s campaign has been full with a lot of loan moves, from AC Milan to Spartak Moscow, and now to Atalanta.
Pasalic has been a regular fixture for Atalanta – though he did sit out for the first time this season as an unused substitute against Lecce before the international break.
While in Serie A, Pasalic has two assists to his name – including one in an away victory at Roma’s Stadio Olimpico.
The performance of both loanees away from Chelsea has been outstanding but their achievements so far has been overshadowed by injuries and this limits their chances of returning to Chelsea anytime soon.
For Pasalic, he seems like a settled member of the Atalanta squad getting the game time he would normally not get if he is in Chelsea and that’s a good thing for him to show his talent and how much he has improved over time.
Moses on the other hand will be needing luck to get back in shape and form once he gets back on the pitch and as it looks, the Nigerian might just end up enjoying his time in Fenerbahçe.
All in all, they both are having great time away from Chelsea at least with enough play time. Apart from injuries, they get to play and show the world what true talent they truly are on the field of play.