Another loan move for a highly-rated Chelsea youngster

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Chelsea youngster Ian Maatsen has completed a loan move to League One side Charlton Athletic for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.

The 18-year-old defender, is highly rated having joined Chelsea from PSV Eindhoven from the Netherlands in the summer of 2018.

This will be a first taste of regular senior football for the Chelsea youngster, who was a European Championship winner at the Under-19 age group with the Netherlands last year.

A 17-year-old Maatsen, made his senior debut for the club back in September 2019, in our 7-1 Carabao Cup League Cup victory over Grimsby Town, and he came on for the final 24 minutes as a substitute.

Maatsen is versatile and can play as a left-back, wing-back, centre-back or central midfielder, and is known both for his attacking intent and defensive solidity.

Charlton are really in need of the Chelsea youngster, having picked up four points from their opening four games. Charlton were relegated from the Championship to League One last season, and will be aiming for a push back into the Championship.

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