The Blues have a number of stars away from Stamford Bridge this season.
The policy at Chelsea is to buy potentially good players young and then develop them with loan spells – as shown by Thibaut Courtois in recent times.
This season is set to be no different, with 11 stars already sent out on temporary deals and here are five that fanatix expects to impress over the next 12 months.
5. Mario Pasalic
Signed from Hajduk Split this summer the 19-year-old has been immediately loaned out to Elche in La Liga.
Pasalic is a central midfielder and with the Blues lacking in numbers there currently could well work his way into Jose Mourinho’s squad with a good year in Spain.