In a cryptic message posted on Instagram, Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda revealed his frustration at not getting enough playing time at Chelsea. Musonda has played just two games for Chelsea this season, a 90+2 mins substitute in the Premier League defeat to Burnley in our first league game of the season and a start against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.
Musonda wrote on Instagram: “You sacrifice, you work hard, harder, you give more than what’s expected, and often more than you can, because you love what you do and clearly more than you should. And what do you get back? Literally nothing,… done. However, with this being said I will continue with same dedication and commitment to this great game.”
Musonda’s brother, Lamisha left a comment hinting that the youngster is underappreciated by Chelsea.
Lamisha said: “It’s starting to look like they wouldn’t know what they have if they had Ronaldo or Messi coming out of the academy. Smh”
Musonda failed to get enough playing time during his loan spell at Real Betis last season and had to be recalled by Chelsea last December. The 20-year-old has played just two competitive games in this calendar year and you can understand why the youngster is frustrated.
Musonda is an exciting talent and could be the next “Eden Hazard” for Chelsea. He is a threat to defenders due to his pace and ability on the ball but he won’t reach his potential playing just two competitive games in a calendar year.
Nathan Ake and Nathaniel Chalobah left Chelsea last summer due to lack of opportunities at Chelsea and Charly Musonda could push for an exit in January or next summer if he fails to get more playing time.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte would have to manage Musonda’s situation better or we could risk losing an exciting player who is destined to be the next big thing in football. Training alone won’t help Musonda reach his potential, the youngster needs playing time.
Musonda’s frustration at his lack of playing time is a big worry for Chelsea as we could lose an exciting player. We lost the likes of De Bruyne, Lukaku due to lack of playing time, we can’t afford to lose Musonda too.
Musonda’s post also sends a wrong vibe to the players in our Academy as they would think there’s no hope for our Academy graduates if Musonda can’t get playing time.
The likes of Dele Alli (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Real Madrid), and Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) have shown young players can excel in big clubs if given the opportunity. Musonda can only excel at Chelsea if he is given the opportunity.