The transfer window has shut last night, without much of anything happening for Chelsea, but there were a couple of more minor moves of note.
Chelsea U18 striker Malik Mothersille has moved to Derby County U18 on loan, the clubs have confirmed.
Derby County Academy are pleased to confirm the loan signing of Chelsea's 17-year-old forward Malik Mothersille for the remainder of the season.— Derby County Academy (@dcfcacademy) February 2, 2021
The 17-year-old was signed from Leyton Orient last summer, and has made a solitary appearance for the U18 side. While a move to a fellow U18 side is a bit unusual, Chelsea do have an abundance of strikers at that level, with Jude Soonsup-Bell, Bryan Fiabema and Aleksi Heino already present on the roster. Presumably, Mothersille will be better off seeking game-time elsewhere in the short term.
At Derby, Mothersille will compete with Bartosz Cybulski for a starting role at the centre forward position. Good luck to the young man!
Mothersille will join up with Derby's U18s, naturally.— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) February 1, 2021
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Chelsea have recalled Ethan Wady from his loan at Dartford in the English sixth-division.
The Blues already have the likes of Sami Tlemcani, Karlo Žiger, Lucas Bergström, Prince Adegoke as well as a returning Teddy Sharman-Lowe in the youth ranks, but Adegoke’s long-term injury as well as Wady’s lack of game-time might have led the club to bring back the 19-year-old.