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Zouma Loan Request!

Zouma Loan Request!

The acquisition of the French centre back, Kurt Zouma, was an interesting one.

Our policy of stock-piling the best youngsters around should, if the recruitment policy is correct, stand us in good stead in future years.

However, the policy of loaning these youngsters out to enable them to get more experience could be about to continue.

Rumours are rife that Sunderland are about to approach Chelsea with a view to loaning the player for the coming season.

We await to see whether Chelsea Football Club are prepared to loan the player or whether there are plans to integrate him into the squad next season.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday June 24 2014
Time: 7:32AM


No favours for Sunderland
24/06/2014 07:53:00
Always loan and none ever returns. Kalas, omeruo all acquired be4 his signing. No future in chelsea all loaned players, except Thibaut dat looks more likely to return 4 regular first team football Rubbishh!
Izibeserime Azabia
24/06/2014 07:57:00
A loan to an EPL team will be good for him. Sunderland is ok by me. I also 'hear' West brom would want to strike a deal for him too.
24/06/2014 07:59:00
@Azabia, relax. A quality player will prove himself and play for Chelsea. I am sure Kalas and Omeruo will have a future at the club because they are good enough. The same case applies to Nath Chalobah.
24/06/2014 08:02:00
None of them hav future at chelsea. A more established players wil always be signed by chelsea as dat has always been d case. Matic was sold, wen he developed his game elsewhere chelsea went back to re-sign him at a higher fee..makes sense? Chelsea does not develop players, they prefer already developed ones. Sometimes i wonder why chelsea wastes time and money signing raw talents for development. No one wil say our academy players are not gud enof. They are d best in England, so while other clubs who doesnt hav d best academy can produce 1st team stars then wats wrong wit cfc youth policy, do they hav any youth policy at all?
Izibeserime Azabia
24/06/2014 08:15:00
EPL Loan will do a good for him...I preferred Kalas an EPL Loan, but has gone to Bundesliga....I hope either we keep Zouma with us or loan to EPL championship team, or other leagues.
24/06/2014 08:31:00
@Azabia what re you talking about? what other top team recently produce first team from their academy in PL and dominate the PL, as it stands chelsea is the only team that have such chance in the near future with our bright youth. relax mate you will see some youth coming in very soon as lamps, cole, luiz have all left the club and cech, Terry, Torres, Mikel will leave soon so the likes of Thibaut, zouma, omeruo, baker, Nathan, Ake, cristensen, thorgan and kalas will feature in the first team soon and most of those I mentioned are still 22 yrs old and below
24/06/2014 09:17:00
The last team to win the Premier League with players just out of their academy was Man Utd - nearly 20 YEARS AGO!!! Long before the Premier League was dominated by foreign stars from all over the world. Look at the Brazil squad, Belgium squad, even Spain other than Barca & Real players. Premier League players everywhere. Back in the 90s the Premier League was like the MLS, it got aging superstars - Gullit, Klinsmann etc. Now only Real, Barca & PSG (& Bayern for Germans & Poles) can compete. It will be a complete fluke of nature if any club ever again brings 4 or 5 19/20 year olds through there academy all within a year or so and finishes anywhere near winning the Premier League. Star players like Hazard & Oscar find it hard enough to last a whole season never mind academy players.
24/06/2014 10:32:00
I wonder if these club that take our players out on Loan pay us cash for our players. If not, we ought to milk them.
24/06/2014 10:33:00
it is a matter of stepping up when the chances presents themselves. Courtois' rise is conciding with some little decline in Cech's game hence, an opportunity, Toress, Eto'o and Ba are either not gud enough or on thier way out but instead of stepping up, Lukaku has been making noise, Terry, Ivanovic are in thier 30's, Mikel and Ramires have thier flaws, these are opportunities for the kids to step thier game up and stake a claim for our jersey. No top team in the epl gives kids the opportunities to play first team football except you are extraordinarily good. Watch that Omeruo kid; strong, fast, tactical though less tecnical...
24/06/2014 10:41:00
good,he needs d experience...d prospect of having all dese loaned players developed into world class materials is salivating
24/06/2014 10:45:00
@ Izibeserime.. the long and short of it is that its not your money(no insult intended).. The demand of the owner of the money that Chelsea spends so heavily in recent times has been trophies. cost does not matter as much as trophies. we are not arsenal.. we don't develop players for sale. we buy them. You would be shocked to know that most big clubs have less than 3 or at most 4 players who came thru their youth system. Can you mention 4 player or even 3 regular starters from Bayern, Real Madrid, Man U, that came thru their youth ranks? stop living in a dream and if you ethics and principles dictates that you support a club that develops and play youth..... You are in the wrong club mate. Move on towards Highbury or thereabouts.
24/06/2014 14:08:00
@Dwonder even though you've said no insult intended, I still find ur comment insulting towards a mate that was just expressing his opinion and concern on how our bright young talents should be treated. You have no right whatsoever to tell him which club to support. We love #CFC and we want this great club to succeed not only on the pitch, but in all aspect. We want to see players that will rise from the academy and ready to shed their blood for the club, just like John Terry has been doing, a player the fans can identify with. i dont think that's too much to ask for.
24/06/2014 15:02:00
Its not just about being 18,19,20...playing in Chelsea youth team and claiming chances and opportunities will get you there. There are some gems but I am not sure its a simple matter of just giving youngsters a chance and they become the next best thong out there. Manchester has a coach known for giving youngsters a chance but they have not been able to replace a lot of players. Why did they buy De Gea...why buy Mata, Kagawa and Shaw when the likes of Cleverly are there? Pogba would and is the only marquee player to come out of that youth product in the past 10 years. La Masia is famous for churning out youngsters but they literally have to go out and buy a whole new team now. Valdes, Puyol, Xavi, Pedro, and probably Sanchez and Alves and non will be replaced from La Masia. They are buying. You can have all the young players like Piazon, Josh, Borini and give them all the chances but that does not guarentee that they will ever develop into the talent Koke, Pogba and co are. That is why big teams buy. For all the chances Cleverly, Rodwell will ever get....they are just not as good as Oscar and co. And to dwell on chances as the reason why Oscar and Pogba are better than Rodwell, Josh and Cleverly is being too simplistic and totally missing the point!
24/06/2014 16:09:00
^^^ Top class comment OCBlues....
24/06/2014 19:45:00
Our youth - should we maintain a loan strategy, should be loaned out to a club that isn't too much competition that, should we end up wanting to hold onto them, fall in love with said surrogate club. At the same time, these youth need to keep busy. Loaning Zouma to a club like Sunderland would essentially offer a young defender the opportunity to become cannon fodder, and prove his skills - or at least hone them by repetition. Sunderland sounds like a great place to send the lad.
24/06/2014 23:39:00
send him plzzz get omeruo as backup for terry n ivan for cahill n let the player develop in epl conditions .... then we will have and awesome defensive line with kalas also fighting for a place ....
25/06/2014 03:47:00
The main factor inhibiting the loan players transition into the first team is the fact that there is no continuity in the management department. I don't think I need to elaborate on the pressure to win trophies associated with managing Chelsea. This has created a peculiar cycle of management decisions (promoting youth isn't a core part of it) that all managers embark on at the helm. They focus on the core/primary objective which is substance (results) & style while neglecting youth development which is secondary. Short termism is what you find all the past managers have in common & only a manager that stays at the helm for the long term can break out of this cycle. If we can have a manager that stays for at least 5 years am pretty sure we'll see at least 3 promoted members in the first team on the regular.
Louis Lancuv
25/06/2014 15:39:00
@Louis Lancuv - throw in FFP, and you know have a business model that's based on "flipping" talent, rather than building it. Take the best of the best, sell the rest. Unfortunate, but a very effective way of dealing with the impositions placed on us by the ludicrous FFP. The graybeards have gotten way too sentimental, and are trying to stop progress of the modern game, and incidentally, the destruction of their former glory.
25/06/2014 16:11:00
McChin - If only you had any actual substance to your so-called "arguments". (if only) But you don't. You're just flapping your gob. I'm pretty sure that you piggy back off of the efforts others to form the basis of your football "knowledge", because there isn't much on display. For all you talk down others, you sure don't bring much to the table. If one could figure a way to buy you for what you're worth, and sell for what you assume to be worth, one would be a millionaire several times over. IF only.
25/06/2014 23:06:00
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