What will happen to Chelsea's academy talent?

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As the transfer window slammed shut earlier this week, there were plenty of players left questioning what will happen to them now.

Most notably, talented academy players for large clubs, like Chelsea. Players like Nathaniel Chalobah, Josh McEachran, Nathan Ake and Kenneth Omeruo could gain valuable experience if loaned to Championship sides, or could regress if left training with squad players at Cobham. Fortunately for these players, the rules allow them to be loaned to lower leagues beginning on September 9th.

Chalobah has already been linked with a pair of Championship sides - Watford and Wigan. He played last season at Watford, almost helping lead Gianfranco Zola’s side to the Premier League.

Wigan look to replace recently departed James McCarthy, and view the young Englishman as a fitting replacement. Which club he goes to is yet to be resolved, but expect Chalobah to play away from Chelsea this season.

McEachran went on loan to Swansea last season and failed to make an impact. He will certainly be looking for playing time wherever he goes, as he attempts to kick start a career that has been more hype than on-the-field performance at this point.

Ake has recently stated that he would like to stay at Chelsea and fight for a position. However, the Dutch international may not get his wish, as Chelsea already have a full set of holding midfielders and centre backs. He did break into Rafa Benitez’s side last season, but the addition of Marko Van Ginkel may squeeze Ake out.

Omeruo, who just recently was granted a work permit, is another starlet that may entice a Championship club.

The young Nigerian has become ever-present in the national team, and earned loads of experience playing in the Confederations Cup. Another who is unlikely to break into Chelsea’s first team this season, Omeruo would benefit from a loan, helping him adapt to the English game.    

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