Chelsea FC: Blues on-Loan Starting XI Is a Team in Itself

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Chelsea FC: Blues on-Loan Starting XI Is a Team in Itself
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The queen is back and the boys are feverishly buzzing to make their honey, yet there still isn’t close to being enough room in the hive for all of the bees.

Such is life at Stamford Bridge these days.

The nasty byproduct of having a team with high expectations of playing in one of the top leagues in the world with a rich owner is quite obvious. He's able to buy players with ease and too many of them end up having to go out on loan as they wait their turn or for management to figure out exactly what to do with them.

And this season is certainly no exception at Chelsea.

When looking at all of the Blues players currently out on loan with other clubs, the number is simply mind-blowing. And some of the talent cutting their teeth elsewhere is pretty impressive by any standards.

Here is a fantasy team of some current Chelsea players on loan—made up of a goalkeeper, three defenders, three central midfielders, three advanced midfielders and one striker—which could probably compete with most teams in Europe if given some time to some time to play together.

Only time will tell how many of these Blues will eventually end up on the club’s first team, but it’s a pretty nice problem for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and manager Jose Mourinho and his staff to have.

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