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Chelsea using loan system to good effect

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Over the past few years, Chelsea have implemented a loan system, which has worked, and will work incredibly well for them.

This loan project allows aspiring young Chelsea talent to get first-team football in Europe's top leagues, which they wouldn't get staying at the London club.

The clever idea of using the loan system instead of selling them off is used so they develop at the loan club, then return to Chelsea as a better player - and also, normally loans cover 60-100% of the players wages, so they are not burning a hole in Roman Abramovich's pocket, whilst staying at the club for no reason.

One of the most notable students in Chelsea's loan 'school' is Belgian shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois.

The goalkeeper has admittedly never been seen in the Stamford Bridge nets but he has become a cog in Atletico Madrid's success since July 2011, when he joined on a season-long loan.

Since then he has most notably won a Europa League title, and a Copa del Rey with the Madrid club, which has proved his quality at the top levels in Europe.

I suspect these annual loans will continue until Chelsea hero Petr Cech decides to hang up his boots, and he will be used as his long-term replacement.

Another notable success on loan away from Chelsea is Courtois' international partner Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku spend the whole of last season quite successfully at West Bromwich Albion, where he managed to net a very impressive 17 goals in 35 games, showing what a promise he is for Chelsea.

This season, though, he has booked a temporary stay in the blue half of Liverpool with Everton as he looks to regain his form of last year, following the recent arrival of African legend Samuel Eto'o.

With Chelsea's midfield being full with world-class players, most of the loaned players are based in the middle of the park, with the most notable ones being, Marco Marin, Lucas Piazon, Gael Katuka, Victor Moses, Christian Atsu, Thorgan Hazard, and Kylian Hazard - both brothers of wonder winger Eden Hazard, completing the Hazard family at Chelsea.   

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