With the club out of the EFL Cup, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek way down in the pecking order, Chelsea are for the first time considering to send the academy graduate out on loan so he can keep developing.
Loftus-Cheek has been earmarked as one of the best graduates from the academy to challenge for a first-team place. However, the 20-year-old has made 24 appearances for Chelsea but only three of those have been under Conte.
Game time has been hard for the youngster to find, and a recent injury hasn’t helped his cause at all. However, Chelsea will not sell him but may decide that a short-term loan will help improve his development.