Chelsea FC sent Ben Gordon to Peterborough United with the idea of getting the youngster additional playing time. With Gordon seeing only occasional substitute appearances at Peterborough, Chelsea have seemingly decided to pull the plug on the loan spell 3 months early. Gordon had only seen action in two substitute cameos, and Chelsea management was apparently very unhappy with that lack of action. Neither club has made any sort of announcement as of yet, but Gordon himself tweeted* the news yesterday:
*It's nice to see I'm not the only one still in the phone stone-age with a Blackberry
It's unclear exactly what the club now has planned for Gordon, but for the time being I'd expect to see him training with the club and playing reserve fixtures while the club finds Gordon a new home for the remainder of the season. Any loan will now likely be of the full season variety, as Gordon is only eligible to play for one more club this season. Because of that I'd guess there is very little chance we see him dress for the first team at any point in his return, as that would mean he's not eligible to go back out on loan and see regular action. What comes next for Gordon will be huge, as his contract at Chelsea is now down to just 20 months remaining. If Gordon fails to shine in his next loan spell, I'd guess he moves on permanently this summer. We'll keep you posted as we hear more, but for now the club have a pair of youngsters in Gordon and Mellis who really need to be sent out as soon as possible. Hopefully this situation gets itself sorted soon so the pair have as much time as possible to settle into a regular role with their temporary clubs.