Former baskets return home to settle for Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs

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Chelsea have loaned over 40 players on loan to various clubs in Europe last season.

It was a policy that raised questions about the club's commitment to introducing young talent.

However, a combination of Lampard's arrival and the club's transfer ban, these players are finally getting their first team chance. Eight players who had played or played on the bench for Chelsea this season had previously been loaned by the club.

They took 16 different loans from each other, including two for Mason Mount and three each for Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Michy Batshuayi.

No other top-ranked player is using all the players he had previously loaned.

The Arsenal and Tottenham have the highest number after both having previously sent their first team out of 10 loans. Harry Kane and Danny Rose were both sent on four loans by Spurs before joining the first team, which could be an encouraging sign for Chelsea.

Six of these Arsenal loans, however, belong to Emiliano Martínez, who was the club's secondary goalkeeper in their first two games.

Club Loans

Chelsea -16
Arsenal – 10
Tottenham Hotspur – 10
Burnley – 8
Manchester United – 7
Newcastle United – 7
Leicester City – 6
Aston Villa – 5
Manchester City – 4
Southampton – 4
Bournemouth – 3
Norwich City – 3
Sheffield United – 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers – 2
Brighton & Hove Albion – 1
Everton – 1
Watford – 1
West Ham United – 1
Liverpool – 0
Crystal Palace – 0

Burnley sent their on eight in total and Newcastle and Manchester United both sent theirs on seven.

Jesse Lingard makes four of those Manchester United loans while Axel Tuanzebe represents two and Andreas Pereira the other.

The entire Chelsea team has contracted 29 loans between them during their career in various clubs. It's more of the teams than the rest of the "big six" but much less than those of other teams in the Premier League.

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Sheffield United players had a total of 63 loans between them during their respective careers. This includes six loan periods for each of David McGoldrick, George Baldock and John Lundstram.

Burnley players have contracted 55 loans, 43 from Bournemouth and 38 from Brighton.

Brighton's David Button has given more loans than any other current Premier League player. Tottenham's former youth goalkeeper was sent with 11 loans while in Spurs books.

Club Loans

Sheffield United – 63
Burnley – 55
Bournemouth – 43
Brighton & Hove Albion – 38
Crystal Palace – 37
Aston Villa – 33
Southampton – 33
Chelsea – 29
Newcastle United – 29
Watford – 28
Leicester City – 26
Wolverhampton Wanderers – 26
Norwich City – 23
West Ham United – 22
Arsenale – 21
Everton – 21
Tottenham Hotspur – 19
Liverpool – 16
Manchester City – 15
Manchester United – 11

Wolves John Ruddy got nine loans, as did Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace.

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