Six players you forgot still play for Chelsea from Bakayoko to Miazga

Chelsea have amassed a huge army of loanees in recent years, allowing some of their fringe first-team stars to go out and ply their trade across Europe.

It is a transfer model which has served the west London club well of late, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley returning from useful loan stints last season to become valuable members of Thomas Tuchel's squad.

However, there are some Blues outcasts who seem to have spent far too long playing elsewhere while still on their books.

From Tiemoue Bakayoko to Matt Miazga, Daily Star Sport have taken a look at six forgotten men you probably had no idea still play for Chelsea.

Tiemoue Bakayoko

After completing a £40million switch from Monaco in the summer of 2017, Bakayoko endured a disastrous debut campaign at Stamford Bridge, producing a series of below-par performances.

He was therefore sent out on loan to AC Milan a year later and has since sealed temporary moves to old club Monaco and Napoli before heading back to the San Siro in August.

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Kenedy

The Brazilian winger joined Chelsea at the age of 19, securing a £6.3million transfer from Fluminense, and racked up 20 appearances in his debut season.

But upon arrival at the club in 2016 Antonio Conte couldn't find room for him in his squad, meaning he was loaned out to Watford and then Newcastle.

After two years at St James' Park and time in Spain with Getafe and Granada, Kenedy is now back in Brazil with Flamengo.

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Baba Rahman

One of their strangest signings of the Roman Abramovich era, eyebrows were raised when Chelsea paid £14million to prise the highly-unknown left-back away from Augsburg in 2015.

Those doubts were fully justified given how unsuccessful of a buy Rahman has been for the club, as after just 23 appearances it became crystal clear that he was out of his depth.

He still remains a Chelsea player, nevertheless, and has spent the last five years on loan with Schalke, Reims, Mallorca, PAOK and now Reading.

Danny Drinkwater

Another expensive failure for the club, Drinkwater waved goodbye to Leicester when Chelsea came calling with a £35million bid in 2017.

His first season at the Bridge was not too disheartening, making 22 appearances under Conte, but he later fell out of favour under successor Maurizio Sarri.

The England midfielder has been on a downward spiral ever since, making headlines for the wrong reasons off the pitch during loan spells with Burnley, Aston Villa and Kasimpasa. Now with Reading.

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Matt Miazga

The American defender would have had high hopes after landing his dream switch to Chelsea in January 2016, but five years and as many loan moves later he has only been afforded two first-team appearances.

Having played a bit-part role in his first half-season with the Blues, Miazga spent the next two years on loan in Holland with Vitesse.

He has since been sent out to Nantes, Reading, Anderlecht and current loan club Alaves.

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Michy Batshuayi

Unlike the other players in this list, Batshuayi actually enjoyed a fair bit of success with Chelsea before heading off on a series of underwhelming loan moves.

The Belgian striker scored nine goals in his debut season, one of which being the strike that crowned Conte's men Premier League champions away at West Brom.

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Yet after falling out of favour, Batshuayi was offloaded to Borussia Dortmund on loan in January 2018, and his career has since been on a downward trajectory at Valencia and Crystal Palace.

Currently playing in Turkey with Besiktas and still has two years to run on his contract at Chelsea.

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