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Chelsea rule out January loan move for academy graduate

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It’s not often that player’s from the academy impress so quickly that a loan move is out of the question.

However, according to The Standard, one player is unlikely to recieve a loan move in January following impressive form.

Alfie Gilchrist, 20, has made 3 appearances in the Premier League so far this season.

His die hard attitude seems to have quickly won over the the Chelsea faithful.

Showcasing many instances of legends such as John Terry, who coincidentally has been a huge advocate for the youngster.

Chelsea’s captain, leader, legend has said in the past that Alfie is a “really good player” with “an unbelievable attitude”.

The Standard report: “Chelsea are planning January loan moves…but have ruled out a departure for Alfie Gilchrist for now.”

“His impact…has increased loan interest, but Chelsea want to keep him around the first-team squad…”

Whilst Gilchrist’s position at the club may seem confirmed, other’s will be given moves.

They continue: “Finland international goalkeeper Lucas Bergstrom is one player who could depart on loan and even a permanent exit has not been ruled out.”

Bergstrom has been part of a duo of goalkeepers available on the bench alongisde Bettinelli.

Pochettino has been asked as to why there are two goalkeeper’s on the bench, perhaps now it won’t be for much longer.

“Bergstrom has interest from clubs in Scandinavia and can move to move to Norway, Finland and Sweden until March, when transfer windows in those counties closes. He is in the final six months of his contract but Chelsea have an option to extend his deal by a further year.”

And finish: “Full-back Dylan Williams, who has also been an unused substitute under Pochettino, is available on loan”

Zak Sturge, who was recalled from Peterborough United earlier this month, is also on the loan list.

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