Midfielder Tino Anjorin may be the latest player set to join the Chelsea youth exodus.
The academy graduate moved at the start of the month on a season-long loan to Lokomotiv Moscow, and the Russian side have an option to buy for £17 million.
The 19-year old made his debut for Chelsea in an EFL Cup match, and has made one Premier League appearance as a substitute, but has recognised, like so many, that regular football may be an impossibility at Stamford Bridge.
And it is an indication of the difficulties young players now face under Thomas Tuchel that Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, and Tariq Lampey, all of whom seemed to have bright futures in West London, have now left the club for good, whilst highly rated Armando Broja and Billy Gilmour are spending the season on loan with Southampton and Norwich City respectively.
It means that Mason mount and Reece James are left to carry the flag alone for the Chelsea academy scheme at present.
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