Chelsea's loan season has gotten off to a pretty good start, with the likes of Lewis Baker and Alex Kiwomya (now injured unfortunately with a dislocated shoulder) and of course Tammy Abraham lighting up the goalscoring charts and the likes of Andreas Christensen, Baba Rahman, and Bertrand Traore playing regularly in both domestic and European competitions. But when you have 38 players out on loan, things are bound to go south for at least a few them.
Highly promising Kenedy has yet to play for Watford, for example, while Matt Miazga (Vitesse) and Lucas Piazon (Fulham) have just made their debuts today and yesterday, respectively. Others have been injured (Remy) or misused (Musonda). But others still have been deemed complete failure already, such as young Mario Pasalic at AC Milan.
Pasalic, who impressed at Monaco last season before an injury ended his season in February, has made the bench in three of the four Serie A matches played so far but has yet to make his Milan debut, and according to Calcio Mercato (via Football Italia), he's actually dropped to the bottom of the midfield pecking order, and that's without the injured Andrea Bertolacci and Mati Fernandez, both of whom will play before him once they return.
Pasalic joined just three weeks ago, but apparently the Rossoneri are already considering releasing him early from his season-long loan. Milan's earliest opportunity to do so would be the January transfer window; hopefully Pasalic manages to change their minds before then...