There are many players at Chelsea FC that could well go on to be stars in the future.
The problem is, there are experienced veterans in the Blues squad still playing as good as they ever have, which essentially condemns the young, still-developing players to the bench.
One obvious way to get around this problem and give these youngsters the experience they need is to send them out on loan.
Loans to other Premier League clubs could do these players a world of good, and if you want evidence of this, you need look no further than our own Daniel Sturridge.
Sturridge was sent out on loan to Bolton Wanderers in the second haf of last season after a mediocre year-and-a half at Stamford Bridge. With Bolton, he scored a total of eight goals in 12 appearances for the Trotters and considerably improved his skills and aptitude as a player. He is now essentially a guaranteed starter in André Villas-Boas' (AVB) Blues side.
With that said, here are five players AVB may decide to send out on loan this January...