Bertrand Traore’s Reported Loan Is Another Disappointment In Chelsea FC’s Season


Chelsea FC appear open to loaning out youngster Bertrand Traore. While beneficial for the player, it is another disappointment in the Blues’ campaign.

Reports emerged in the last 24 hours claiming that Chelsea are on the verge of loaning out Bertrand Traore to Everton. According to The Sun, the only stumbling block in negotiations is thought to be a necessity for the Toffees to service the youngster’s £40,000 per week wages. Nevertheless, his departure would be yet another disappointment in this already abysmal Chelsea season.

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The Blues have had a horrific 2015/16 campaign so far. After the jubilation that accompanied a Premier League and League Cup double last term, it has all turned to despair and frustration. The untouchable Jose Mourinho was sacked and his previously untouchable players have played their way into contention for a Stamford Bridge exit.

While many still harboured hopes of a turnaround and a top four challenge heading into December, continued poor results soon rendered this unviable. Consequently, the attention of the fans quickly turned to contemplating ways in which something can be salvaged. One of the more popular sentiments was to expose the younger players to first team football and aid their development.

Unfortunately, this has not happened on a sufficient scale and the loaning of Bertrand Traore will only represent another failure on behalf of the club in its duty to the supporters.

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The forward is one of the few young talents afforded the privilege of joining the senior squad, alongside Kenedy and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. However, no-one in this trio has been able to effectively break into the starting eleven and enjoy regular football.

With Chelsea in such a position in the league, there has been little reason not to give these hungry and evidently talented youngsters a run in the team. Fans and pundits have been pining for it, with suggestions that the so-called kids should feature in the Premier League while the established players be largely saved for the cup competitions.

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Some may point to a few substitute appearances as evidence of their utilisation, but there is only so much that you can learn and achieve when thrust into a losing situation in the 70th minute. Furthermore, these players have in fact impressed during their cameos, with their displays warranting a starting spot in the minds of many.

Chelsea have a chequered past when it comes to promoting youth and when presented with their best opportunity to do so, they have so far dropped the ball. This is not to say that the youngsters’ careers are being irreversibly damaged, but given their tender age, semi-regular football is required if they are going to grow into the world-class footballers that everyone has touted them as.

Considering this, from Traore’s perspective there can be few things better than a loan spell. He has been arguably the most misused out of the three and Roberto Martinez is one of better managers to whom he can be dispatched. The Everton boss’ commitment to attacking football and flair will provide a perfect environment within which to develop.

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Nonetheless, should this deal be announced, the overriding sentiment will be that Chelsea are in the process of failing yet another youngster. It is not too late, but the club’s attitude needs to change.