With the summer transfer window nearing its last three weeks, Chelsea have begun stepping up efforts to finalize loan moves for various youngsters and fringe players.
Watford will be lead by Italian manager Walter Mazzarri this season, his first managerial job after getting sacked from Inter Milan in November 2014. Mazzarri made his name during his time at Napoli from 2009 to 2013, as his counter-attacking 3-4-3 took the footballing world by storm. Apparently, Kenedy has agreed to move to the Hornets after Antonio Conte couldn't give the 20-year-old any promises with regards to playing time this season.
As for Miazga, the 21-year-old American international will make a decision over joining "two unnamed teams", with Chelsea and Conte believing that he is too inexperienced to take charge of the first team. Miazga had also been linked with a loan move Eintracht Frankfurt, though that was subsequently denied by the Bundesliga club’s leadership.
A loan for Miazga, who was not assigned a squad number for this season, seemed to be already in the making since Conte talked about the need for him to get more time on the pitch to continue his development. Kenedy, meanwhile, went under the radar in these talks but he hardly played in preseason, and with so many wingers available for our first team, it would’ve been pretty hard to justify letting him waste away on the bench. Too many players, not enough spots! All in all, necessary and sensible decisions, given the circumstances, from the Chelsea Board.