Chelsea have had a very torrid season so far and fans are starting to wonder what happened as the club are struggling in the relegation zone after twelve matches despite being the defending champions of the English Premier League.
Yet the club seems to have the largest number of first-team players out on loan and fans are really wondering if this is a sensible thing to be doing at the moment with the club needing all of their options in the club.
Marco van Ginkel is one of the players on loan and even in the English Premier League and he is loving life at Stoke but believes he can challenge for a place in the Chelsea side next season after his loan ends.
The 22-year-old Dutchman could not break through to the first team at Stamford Bridge and was shipped off on a season-long loan in the summer as part of the deal that saw Asmir Begovic head to Chelsea from Stoke City.
The midfielder says he is enjoying being a part of the Stoke team which has quality players, but he still sees his long-term future with Chelsea.
He said, “My aims for the season? To be important for Stoke, to play a lot of games and to be prepared to return to Chelsea next season.”
“That’s why I came to Stoke.” “Sometimes we play really good, we have a solid defence.
“And up front we have decent players, who can create something out of nothing and they have the quality to do well. And we are doing well.“