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Chelsea now have a whopping 33 players out on loan around Europe

You could field three full teams from the list.

Italy Soccer Serie A Mo Salah made 13 Premier League appearances for Chelsea before going out on loan to Fiorentina. The Egyptian will spend this season at Roma. Source: AP/Press Association Images

THIS DOESN’T MAKE for great reading if you’re a young prospect hoping to come through Chelsea’s ranks and break into the first team.

In recent years, the Premier League champions have introduced a recruitment policy of hoovering up talent from around the world. However, as squads can only contain 25 players, many of them are subsequently sent straight back out on loan. Often those from non-EU countries are also farmed out in order to get around work permit issues.

At present, Chelsea have 33 players loaned out to 26 clubs across ten countries. While ten have remained in English football, Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem (5) are the biggest beneficiaries while Belgian outfit Sint-Truidense VV have three.

Here’s a full list of Chelsea’s loan legion:

England

1. Christian Atsu (Bournemouth)

2. Patrick Bamford (Crystal Palace)

3. Marco van Ginkel (Stoke City)

4. Nathan Ake (Watford)

5. Victor Moses (West Ham)

6. Tomas Kalas (Middlesbrough)

7. Lucas Piazon (Reading)

8. Michael Hector (Reading)

9. Jordan Houghton (Gillingham)

10. Alex Davey (Peterborough)

Scotland

11. Islam Feruz (Hibernian)

Belgium

12. Cristian Manea (Mouscron)

13. Cristian Cuevas (Sint-Truidense VV)

14. Victorien Angban (Sint-Truidense VV)

15. Joao Rodriguez (Sint-Truidense VV)

Holland

Soccer - FA Youth Cup Final - Second Leg - Chelsea v Manchester City - Stamford Bridge Members of Chelsea's FA Youth Cup-winning side, Isaiah Brown (left) and Dominic Solanke (second left) are with Vitesse Arnhem, while Jeremie Boga (right) has joined Rennes. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

16. Todd Kane (NEC Nijmegen)

17. Lewis Baker (Vitesse Arnhem)

18. Nathan (Vitesse Arnhem)

19. Danilo Pantic (Vitesse Arnhem)

20. Isaiah Brown (Vitesse Arnhem)

21. Dominic Solanke (Vitesse Arnhem)

Italy

22 .Wallace (Capri)

23. Juan Cuardado (Juventus)

24. Nathaniel Chabobah (Napoli)

25. Mo Salah (Roma)

36. Stipe Perica (Udinese)

France

27. Mario Pasalic (Monaco)

28. Jeremie Boga (Stade Rennais)

Portugal

29. Ulises Davila (Vitoria Setubal)

Germany

30. Andreas Christensen (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Bosnia

31. Matej Delac (FK Sarajevo)

Turkey

32. Marko Marin (Trabzonspor)

33. Kenneth (Kasimpasa)

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