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Chelsea FC midfielder George Saville is loaned to Brentford

The youngster will start the preseason with our West London neighbors, hopefully allowing him to settle in with his new club

Dan Istitene

While Jose Mourinho will take his time to evaluate several of the youngsters that might be ready for the first team at Chelsea, some of the players a bit further away from the first team will likely see their futures sorted early if they're going to be headed out on loan. Chelsea announced a move for one of those players, sending George Saville on loan for the first portion of the season. Via the club's official website:

Under-21 midfielder George Saville will join Brentford on loan until January 5. The 20-year-old, who spent the back end of last season with Millwall in the Championship, will begin the next campaign in League One with our west London neighbours.

I like the move for Saville, as League One is probably an appropriate stop for him at this point in his career. My hopes for the young midfielder/defender have increased over the course of the past year and a half, but his loan stint at Millwall last spring showed that he probably needs a bit more experience at the senior level before being pushed with an aggressive assignment.

I like the fact that we got this move done early on, as it allows Saville to train with his new teammates for the entire preseason. That should give him plenty of time to get comfortable with a new group of talent, and should give the coaching staff plenty of time to learn how to best utilize Saville.

The club should be able to keep a close eye on Saville while he's playing just a few miles away, and the loan expiring in January should allow them to be a bit more aggressive with his next assignment if he gets regular minutes in the first half. All in all, I like the move. Best of luck on loan George, and have fun with the Bees.

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