The end of the club football season is just around the corner, which means that Chelsea’s massive loan army will start filtering back to Cobham over the next few weeks. Some leagues have already finished in fact, including the Championship (outside of the promotion playoffs), so players who were playing there are now done.
A couple of them we’ve barely talked about all season, including Jeremie Boga, who helped Birmingham City avoid relegation with a couple goals in 30+ appearances (24 starts). The 21-year-old was a mainstay of the side throughout the bulk of the season. Boga has two years left on his Chelsea contract. He began this season in the first-team squad after a solid preseason (and even started against Burnley in the first match); presumably he will do that same this summer as well.
My time with Birmingham City FC has come to an end.— Jeremie Boga (@BogaJeremie) May 7, 2018
It was a season with ups and downs but we managed to stay up.
I would like to thank all the fans for their love and support throughout the season.
Also, thanks to my team mates for making me feel welcome.
All the best #KRO
Back also is goalkeeper Jamal Blackman, who played a fair amount for Sheffield United, especially early in the season when they looked like a potential candidate for promotion. Their fortunes faded all the way to midtable in the second-half of the season with the 24-year-old playing less often. Blackman is three more years on his contract at Chelsea but it’s not looking all that likely that he will actually play for us ever again.
It’s been an amazing season for me with @sufc_official. I’ve had ups and down but I’ve enjoyed every minute of being a blade. I want to thank the staff, my team mates and massively the fan loved being apart of this team and involved in the achievements ❤️ great learning curve for me as a player. So much more to come from this team and me who knows what the future holds ❤️
But the real bit of news is that Charly Musonda Jr is back at Chelsea as well, and probably for good. It’s the expected outcome after all the back-and-forth quota-off drama with Brendan Rodgers, who confirmed over the weekend that Charly is receiving treatment for a shoulder injury at Cobham (as per standard lonaee procedure).
️ BR: "If I don't think this will be for him then Chelsea and I will speak about that, along with Charly. It’s just been unfortunate the team has been playing very well so we'll speak with him at the end of the season and take it from there." #HEACEL— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 6, 2018
More online soon.
But Musonda’s mother revealed in her tweet that her little boy is “back for good”, which seems pretty clear that there isn’t all that much left to discuss between him and Rodgers at Celtic. Six months in the 18-month loan, it appears that they are done.