Chelsea's transfer ban will force Maurizio Sarri's hand, as he must bring back some of those players that have been out on loan this season. The Blues have a whole host of stars plying their trade with other clubs, but with them unable to venture into the transfer market in the summer then Sarri will need to blood some of them in Chelsea's squad next season.
We pick out THREE names that could become an integral part of Chelsea's squad next season:
With 21 goals in the Championship this season, Tammy Abraham has shown that he is fast-becoming one of the most exciting young strikers in English football. Having blossomed for Bristol City in the second tier a couple of years ago (scored 21 goals in 43 appearances), Abraham then had a tough time at Swansea City in the Premier League, but he has been revitalised for a switch back to the Championship, and he is one of the main reasons why Aston Villa are challenging for a play-off spot.
Abraham is still raw and will need to be worked with to get him up to Premier League level, but with Olivier Giroud the chosen target man in the Blues frontline at the moment, then the French World Cup winner can help improve Abraham, and if he can get a run of games under Sarri then he could blossom in a Blues shirt.
Another Chelsea star shining in the Championship is Mason Mount, who has been one of the shine beacons of Derby County's side this season. Frank Lampard's Rams are another outfit challenging for a play-off spot, but in Mount they have a 20-year-old that has come on leaps and bounds this season, and he could well have a breakthrough year next season at Stamford Bridge.
Sarri may opt to send him out on loan again to gain more experience, but the aforementioned transfer ban may just force Sarri to keep him within the playing ranks, and if he can develop on the training pitch then could become a midfield star of the future at the Bridge. However, he just needs to be given a chance by the Blues boss, who will be tested next season following the inability to strengthen in the summer.
With 25 appearances for Everton in the Premier League this season, Kurt Zouma has shown that he can produce the goods in the English top-flight. Chelsea's central defensive options are far from strong with Gary Cahill likely to depart the club, so while Zouma will have work to do to dislodge David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger from the current back-line his rumbustious defensive style could see him break his way through.
Everton could look to try and keep Zouma at Goodison Park for next season, but he is a man that could be a leading contender for a starting berth next season at the Bridge, so Sarri must trust the 24-year-old to have improved for his playing season at the Toffees and draft him in next season from the first match.
A little while ago John Terry absolutely gushed about Tammy's mentality.
Only 21, elite mindset, addicted to scoring, HG, Tammy should be in the Chelsea 1st team next season.