Perhaps not ready to be a starter week in, week out, there is still surely a role for the highly promising Mason Mount at Chelsea next season.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder has looked an exciting prospect in his time on loan with Derby County this season, and it’s hard to believe he won’t soon be strutting his stuff at Premier League level as well. Chelsea just need to make sure it’s with them.
Why has it taken so long for this guy to get a chance at Chelsea? So prolific in two loan spells in the Championship, it’s surely time now for CFC to use their academy in a bid to solve their striker crisis.
Tammy Abraham has had another great season in front of goal on loan at Aston Villa, and it’s easy to imagine he could explode into form like Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford have when given their breakthroughs at Tottenham and Manchester United in recent years.
Signings like Alvaro Morata, Michy Batshuayi, Olivier Giroud and Gonzalo Higuain haven’t worked at all, so could this transfer ban be a good opportunity to give Abraham the promotion he deserves?
Still only 19, Reece James looks the real deal after a highly impressive loan spell with Wigan this season.
An attack-minded right-back, James could surely make an impact at Premier League level, even if he wouldn’t necessarily be first choice for the Blues straight away.
A hugely underrated player, it’s a bit of a mystery as to why Victor Moses has been frozen out by Sarri this season, moving on loan to Fenerbahce in January.
Not so long ago the Nigerian was an essential part of Chelsea’s title-winning team under Antonio Conte, and with his ability to play in midfield, right-back or wing-back, he surely needs to be brought back into the first-team next season.
Here’s a look at how Chelsea could line up next season with more of an academy feel to their side…