Christian Atsu returns to Chelsea

Christian Atsu

Another Chelsea loan player story has broken as it appears some players are set for a switch to a different loan option after their primary choice didn’t work out.

Today it’s Christian Atsu‘s turn.

Atsu (and Chelsea fans) had high hopes for his stint with Bournemouth after he didn’t manage much game time at Everton last season.

Unfortunately a stress fracture in his back in October only hampered further his first team chances at the south coast club.

Atsu is one of the few Chelsea players that is now deemed to be at Premier League level and it’s always exciting as a fan to see how they perform at the top level.

Again, sadly we’ve not had much opportunity to see Atsu in full flight.

Hiddink is yet to disclose whether Atsu will go out on loan again in January or link up with the first team squad at Cobham.

A move to recall him in early January indicates an intention to send him out to another club where game time could be guaranteed. There’s no point in having loan players sit on a bench at another club.

This may well mean that Atsu takes a step down into the Championship or possibly move abroad to gain match experience.