Chelsea's loan system for players has grown to be so significant in the club's history that it is now unavoidable. Because they have so many talented players, the only way to satisfy everyone is to loan some of them out.
There are 22 Chelsea players currently playing for other teams, and some of them have already made significant contributions to their new teams.
You'll meet all 22 of them here, and you'll learn how they're doing as the game progresses.
1. Ethan Ampadu.
Welsh defender Ethan Ampadu, 21, has been loaned to Serie A club Venezia until the end of the season after joining Chelsea in 2017.
Although the young Chelsea defender initially struggled, he has now appeared in three of Venezia's last four matches. We're hoping he's done well enough to warrant a larger role in those contests going forward.
2. Juan Castillo.
Chelsea academy graduate Juan Castillo, a 21-year-old Dutch fullback, is currently on loan at Championship side Birmingham City.
He's had a tough time with his loan club this season, appearing in just three games.
3. Jake Clarke-Salter.
In the English Championship, a 24-year-old English defender named Jake Clarke-Salter is currently on loan at Coventry City after graduating from Chelsea's academy.
Clarke-Salter is a key player for the Sky Blues' first team. He has played 9 league games for them this season.
4. Emerson Palmieri.
Eden Palmieri, 27, is currently on loan at Lyon in the French League after joining Chelsea last year.
In 10 games for Lyon, Emerson has one goal and one assist.
5. Levi Colwill.
Levi Colwill, a Chelsea academy graduate and current loanee to English Championship club Huddersfield Town, is an 18-year-old English defender.
Huddersfield's first team considers him an important member despite his youth. In 11 games, Colwill has one goal and one assist.
6. Henry Lawrence.
He's currently on loan at AFC Wimbledon in English League One as a 20-year-old fullback who graduated from Chelsea's academy.
In 15 appearances for AFC Wimbledon so far this season, he has one assist to his name.
7. Ian Ethan Maatsen.
Chelsea academy graduate Ian Ethan Maatsen, a 19-year-old Dutch fullback, is currently on loan at Coventry City.
In 13 games this season, he has one goal and one assist for Coventry City.
8. Matt Miazga.
In the Spanish La Liga, defender Matt Miazga of the United States is currently on loan at Deportivo Alaves.
Since joining Deportivo Alaves, Miazga has appeared in six league games.
9. Baba Rahman.
Currently on loan at Reading in the English Championship is Baba Rahman, a 27-year-old Ghanian fullback who joined Chelsea in 2015.
This season, he's played in eight league games for Reading.
10. Dujon Sterling.
Blackpool have loaned out Chelsea academy graduate Dujon Sterling, a 21-year-old English fullback, to the Championship club.
Blackpool's Sterling has played in five games so far this season.
11. Tino Anjorin.
London-born Nigerian-born English midfielder Tino Anjorin, 19, is on loan at Russian Premier League club Lokomotiv Moscow after graduating Chelsea's academy.
According to the information that is currently available, he has one goal and one assist in seven games this season.
12. Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Currently on loan at AC Milan in the Italian league is Tiemoue Bakayoko, a 27-year-old French midfielder who joined Chelsea in 2017.
Bakayoko has appeared in just two league games as a substitute for AC Milan so far this year.
13. Thierno Ballo.
Due to his Ivorian ancestry, Thierno Ballo, a 19-year-old Austrian midfielder with Chelsea, is currently on loan to Rapid Wien of the Austrian Bundesliga.
Rapid Wien's Ballo has appeared in four games so far this season.
14. Danny Drinkwater.
A 31-year-old English midfielder, Danny Drinkwater is currently on loan at Reading after joining Chelsea in 2017.
Reading's Drinkwater has appeared in six games this season.
15. Conor Gallagher.
A Chelsea academy graduate, Conor Gallagher is currently on loan at Crystal Palace in the English Premier League. He is 21 years old and a midfielder. Among the 22 players on loan this season, he's been the most impressive.
In eight Crystal Palace appearances this season, Gallagher has two goals and one assist to his name.
16. Billy Gilmour.
English Premier League side Norwich City have loaned out Chelsea academy graduate Billy Gilmour, a 20-year-old Scottish midfielder.
After appearing in six games in his first month with Norwich City, Gilmour has spent the last few weeks on the sidelines.
17. Armando Broja.
A Chelsea academy graduate, Albanian striker Armando Broja, is currently on loan at Premier League club Southampton.
Broja, who has started just three games for Southampton this season but has already scored three goals, has shown great promise despite his limited playing time.
18. Michy Batshuayi.
Besiktas in the Turkish Super Lig currently have Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan. The 28-year-old Belgian joined Chelsea in 2016.
In 10 games for Besiktas so far this season, Batshuayi has four goals and an assist.
19. Robert Kenedy.
A Brazilian winger named Robert Kenedy, 25, signed with Chelsea in 2015 but is now with Flamengo in the top tier of Brazilian football's league system in Brazil.
Flamengo have had just one goal from him in his last seven outings.
20. Nathan Baxter.
Chelsea academy graduate Nathan Baxter, 22, is currently on loan at English Championship club Hull City after graduating from Chelsea's academy.
Hull City's second-choice goalkeeper, Baxter, has appeared in just one game so far this season.
21. Jamie Cumming.
22-year-old English goalkeeper Jamie Cumming is currently on loan at Gillingham of the English League One. He graduated from Chelsea's academy.
To date, Cumming has made 14 appearances for the Gillingham in the current campaign.
22. Karlo Ziger.
As of 2017, Croatian goalkeeper Karlo Ziger, 20, has been loaned out to Slovenian second-tier club NK Rudar Velenje. Ziger originally signed with Chelsea's academy in 2017.
Ziger has one clean sheet this season in eight games for NK Rudar Velenje.
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