Baba Rahman is back at the club undergoing rehabilitation from the injury he suffered during the African Cup of Nations in January.
The Ghana international wasn’t sent out on loan this season, having spent the previous season on loan with Bundesliga side, Schalke.
It was expected that he’d be part of the team for this season after Chelsea opted against sending him out on loan, but the 23-year-old won’t be part of the Chelsea’s Premier League squad as the club want him to recover fully from his injury.
It was a surprise to many that Chelsea did not bring in another left wing-back this summer with Marcos Alonso the only recognised left wing-back. Deals for Alex Sandro and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain never materialised.
Kenedy is now expected to provide cover in the left wing-back position as Chelsea backed out on loaning him to Newcastle.