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Chelsea FC midfielder Billy Clifford joins Yeovil Town on loan

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The midfielder will be with the Championship side until January

Dan Istitene

Billy Clifford spent the second half of last season on loan at Colchester United, and was very impressive during that spell. He seemed like a prime candidate to head out on another loan spell, and today we got confirmation as to where he'll start the 2013/14 season.

Yeovil Town have announced that Clifford will be joining the club on a six-month loan, which will see him playing in the Championship until the January window opens. He's the latest in a long line of Chelsea youngsters to head to Yeovil, following Sam Walker, Milan Lalkovic, and a handful of players that have since left the club. Here's a picture of Clifford holding his new Yeovil jersey:

I'd expect Clifford to be first choice at Yeovil from the moment he sets foot on the pitch, where he'll have every opportunity to prove that he's ready for a more aggressive assignment in January. With his contract due to expire in June 2015, it's probably crucial for the 20-year old to have a big year this season if he wants to remain in Chelsea's plans going forward.