Two Chelsea players depart on loan

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Jose Mourinho has allowed two Chelsea youngsters, Alex Kiwomya and John Swift, to leave the club on loan.

The early January transfer window business sees Kiwomya, an England under-19 international, join Championship side Barnsley on loan for one month.

The 18-year-old Chelsea forward joined the Blues from Rotherham in 2010 and has been a star in the club’s youth and development teams. But he is yet to make an appearance for the first-team and will be allowed to gain experience on loan at Barnsley.

“I’m young, I want to express myself and show what I can do,” Kiwomya told Chelsea’s official club website. “Danny Wilson is the perfect manager and it’s the perfect time.

“I’m really glad to be here. I know a couple of the lads. I’ve played with Ross [Turnbull] and I know Mason [Holgate], they’re a great set of lads and I’m looking forward to playing with them.”

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As for Swift, the midfielder will link up with Swindon Town until the end of the season. The 19-year-old had his loan with Rotherham cancelled after three months and Chelsea had been looking for a new club to take him.

Swift has made his Chelsea first-team debut, appearing for the Blues against Cardiff at the end of last season.

He will join the League One side and look to help them secure promotion to the Championship - they currently sit second in the table and are just one point behind first-placed Bristol City.

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