HECTOR SHOULD PREPARE FOR A LIFE OUT ON LOAN
CALL me a killjoy, but will Michael Hector ever set foot on a pitch for Chelsea?
Surprisingly signed from Reading for £4m on deadline day, the centre-back was imme- diately loaned back – something he will almost definitely have to get used to.
Jose Mourinho has four full internationals vying for a place at centre-half and another three who’ve come through the Under-21s. Tomas Kalas, Andreas Christensen and Kenneth Omeruo have 30 caps between them, yet just three appearances for Chelsea. That’s the standard of competition.
Then there’s the other five – yes, five – defenders out on loan. In fact, Chelsea currently have no fewer than 33 players loaned to the four corners of the globe.
For anyone but the elite, playing for Chelsea is a pipe dream. You can’t blame Hector for seizing his chance, but I’d be astonished if this move advances his career.