Four players have left Chelsea on loan deals on a busy day of transfer activity at Stamford Bridge.
Official Chelsea club sources have confirmed that goalkeeper Brad Collins, defender Michael Hector, midfielder Kylian Hazard and striker Tammy Abraham will all play their football away from South West London in the coming months.
Goalkeeper Collins has joined Sky Bet League One strugglers Burton Albion on loan until January. The 21-year-old spent last season with Forest Green Rovers where he made 45 appearances in all competitions.
Centre-back Hector has made a career out of going out on loan and the player has joined his 15th different club on a temporary basis after being loaned to Sheffield Wednesday for the remainder of the season. Hector spent last season with Hull City where he was a regular in their starting XI.
Belgian midfielder Hazard has returned to his homeland to spend a season with Belgian First Division A club Cercle Bruges. The youngster joined Chelsea 12 months ago and initially played for the club’s Development Squad.
Finally, Chelsea and England Under-21 striker Abraham has moved to Sky Bet Championship club Aston Villa for the rest of the season. The 20-year-old scored 26 goals during a previous loan spell at that level of football with Bristol City.
Today is the final day of the current loan window and there could yet be further deals agreed later this evening.