Since his return to Chelsea in December following a failed half-season loan spell at Watford, young Brazilian winger/wing-back Kenedy has only seen 19 minutes of playing time for the Blues' first team. Across the entire season, he has only 2 appearances and 34 minutes of play to his name — a big change from his debut season in England (20 appearances, 877 minutes).
In light of Kenedy's current predicament, the player and his representatives are apparently already planning a future out of Stamford Bridge. According to Goal.com, they may even make an effort to arrange a permanent transfer for Kenedy to leave the club next summer. None of that should be unexpected given the entirely unremarkable (other than his bright new bleached hair cut) season he’s had.
Chelsea had received offers from Brazilian, Chinese and European clubs in January, but they were rejected in favor of an FA Cup appearance against Brentford. Presumably, there would be similar levels of interest in the 21-year-old in the summer.
The good form of players such as Marcos Alonso, Pedro and Willian, combined with manager Antonio Conte's lack of unnecessary rotation has affected not only Kenedy’s but other youngsters’ playing time this season. Nevertheless, it might be too early for Kenedy to be sold just yet, considering he still has three years left on his contract and could always be the next Victor Moses to earn a key spot in pre-season.