John Terry has claimed Roman Abramovich wants Chelsea's young loanees to succeed
Chelsea have a reputation for buying young players and loaning them out without them ever getting a chance in the senior team.
The Blues had 33 players out on loan at the start of the 2016/17 season – more than any other Premier League side.
However, club captain John Terry has claimed it is not Roman Abramovich's intention to waste young talent and he remains hopeful the players will make the step-up to the first team.
Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are both products of Chelslea's youth academy
When asked about Chelsea's loanees, Terry told Soccer AM: “Ideally you want them to come back.
“The Chelsea fans want that, I think Roman [Abramovich] wants that ideally.
“If that’s not the case and the Chelsea youngsters are not good enough, not performing enough to come through, then we have the capability of going out to buy big players.
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“The opportunities are there for sure.
“We’re seeing that with [Nathaniel] Chalobah, [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek, [Nathan] Ake’s just come back, Ola Aina as well, Charly Musonda’s just come back off loan as well.
"The boys are there, now it’s just about giving them opportunities."