An interesting article in the Daily Mail today has suggested that FIFA could be on the verge of introducing new restrictions on the amount of players that a club can loan-out at any one time each season.
Of all the Premier League clubs, Chelsea rank first for a club that is loaning out the most players currently – 39 are out at different clubs, this was 40 until last week, so no doubt if this new rules comes into force there will be huge moves at the Blues.
Feasibly not all of these players can just come back and battle it out for first team football, which could lead to over 30 players seeking moves permanently away from Chelsea. That would be the worst case scenario, but new rules proposed would put a cap on all clubs loaning out a maximum of six to eight players – says the report in the Daily Mail.
The biggest names currently out at different clubs are Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa), Mason Mount (Derby), Michy Batshuayi (Valencia), Tiemoue Bakayoko (AC Milan), Kenedy (Newcastle) and Kurt Zouma (Everton) – to name just a handful.
An interesting stat in the report states that 12 of the 20 Premier League clubs have less than 10 players out on-loan, with London rivals Spurs having the least amount out at different clubs. Currently Chelsea, Manchester City and Wolves are going to be the ones to be worst hit if the rule comes into force.
It’s likely that it will come into force by the 2020-2021 season, giving the Blues over a year to restructure.

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