CHELSEA’S forgotten man Charley Musonda is adamant his career at the club is not over.
Since joining when he was 15, the midfielder has failed to live up to the ‘wonderkid’ reputation he arrived with.
He made his debut in the 2017/18 season after an impressive loan spell with Real Betis.
But a subsequent loan spell with Celtic didn’t really go to plan, and he ended up arriving back at Stamford Bridge early.
He is currently out on loan again – at Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem for his second season there.
Musonda ruptured his ligaments in his knee in his first pre-season friendly last summer and had been on the sidelines ever since.
But in an interview with the Independent, Musonda, now 22, still thinks he can make the cut at the Bridge.
I came to Chelsea at 15, and I fell in love with this club
He said “I know people will doubt me because, after a year-and-a-half, they don’t know if I’m still the same player.
“But deep down, I know how good I can be.
“I want to show the world what I can do and, if I prove I’m still the same Charly Musonda, I’m 100 per cent confident I can break back into the Chelsea team.
Maybe it’s me being a bit naive or overconfident or just believing I can do it, but that has been my dream since I was 15 years old and that’s never changed.
“I want to wear the Chelsea shirt one more time.
“I came to Chelsea at 15, and I fell in love with this club.”
SunSport reported how Davide Zappacosta going out means the Blues have TWENTY-ONE players out on loan.
Despite his team being under a transfer ban, Frank Lampard is happy to keep offloading the players that do not fit into his first-team plans.
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The Blues were only able to sign Christian Pulisic and Mateo Kovacic this summer as the deals were agreed before the ban was enforced.
Lampard has admitted his desire to use a number of Chelsea’s youngsters to bolster his senior squad this season.
But seemingly Musonda’s time won’t come until season 2020/21.
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