PFA chief Gordon Taylor has admitted he is “worried” by Chelsea’s “warehousing” of players with 33 of their squad out on loan.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho currently has 12 full internationals out on loan in countries all across Europe, including England, with Victor Moses and new recruit Michael Hector the latest to be sent out on transfer deadline-day to gain first-team football.
Taylor also fears players from the borrowing clubs all across Europe are being denied the chance to play because clubs with links to the Mourinho’s men would rather borrow their players than blood their own talent.
“You just wonder where the number will end because it’s a pretty strong influence that one Premier League club seems to be having in so many competitions.
“It’s a bit of a worry with so many Chelsea players out on loan. It’s almost a warehousing of players. You wonder whether it brings into question the integrity of the various competitions.
“From a player’s point of view, you can see they would want to go out on loan if there is not a first-team place available. But Chelsea have an academy so you have to wonder how it is they have such a phenomenal number of players out there,” Taylor told the Daily Mirror.