De Bruyne could be forced to leave Stamford Bridge.
A lack of first team opportunities so far this season has left Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne considering the youngster’s future at the club.
The Belgium international returned to Stamford Bridge this summer after successful loan spells with Genk and Werder Bremen, but has had to compete with five other attacking midfielders for a place in the Blues side.
Manager Jose Mourinho also has Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Oscar, Andre Schurrle and Willian available and despite starting the first two Premier League matches of the season, De Bruyne has played just five times in all competitions.
The 22-year-old was involved in the 0-2 League Cup win over Arsenal on Tuesday, but has admitted that things are tough for the Belgian in west London at the moment.
“I know something has to change. Sooner or later, I will have to play. What can I do besides keeping quiet and doing my best in the training sessions? Nothing,” De Bruyne was quoted by the Mirror.
“I don’t know [if I will play more after the Arsenal game].
“The manager has already told me that I’m doing well in training. But I don’t know if it guarantees me more minutes.”
Mourinho may have the problem of actually having too much talent at the 50-year-old’s disposal, as it is difficult to keep so many stars happy.
There has been plenty of tinkering since the Portuguese maestro arrived back at the club and it’s clear the manager is still unsure of what is the best starting XI.
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