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Four more Chelsea youngsters loaned out on Deadline Day

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Many loan moves were in the works as Transfer Deadline Day approached.  Yesterday the loans of Kenedy, Loic Remy and Patrick Bamford to Watford, Crystal Palace and Burnley respectively, were already confirmed.  Today, four more slightly lower profile loans also went through in rapid succession.

First up is Cristian Cuevas, whom you might remember as one of the surprise inclusions on Chelsea’s pre-season tour of Austria. Despite only seeing minutes in a friendly against the champions of Austria’s fourth division, Cuevas was actually coming off of a relatively successful season on loan at Sint Truiden in the Belgian Pro League, racking up 2214 minutes of playing time. The 21-year-old, who can play either at left-back or as a left-winger, has returned to STVV, will spend next season in familiar surroundings.

Islam Feruz continues to be quite the journeyman and also heads off to the Belgian Pro League.  He joins goalkeeper Matej Delac at Royal Mouscron.

Academy center-back Dion Conroy has moved on loan to non-league side Aldershot Town until January. The 20-year-old signed a new 2.5-year deal with Chelsea back in February.

While Conroy was expected to be loaned out, Academy goalkeeper Nathan Baxter was not.  The 17-year-old has been farmed out to another non-league side, Met Police FC. Yes, yes, I’m sure he hasn’t just been arrested.

Here’s the excellent @ChelseaYouth to attempt to de-mystifying this surprise move.

Here’s to a great season ahead for all four of them.