Matt Miazga and Lucas Piazon are the latest Chelsea youngsters to leave the club on a temporary basis after they secured loan moves to Vitesse Arnhem and Fulham respectively. The former will spend the entire 2016/17 campaign on loan in the Netherlands, while the latter is on loan until 15 January. The duo's departure makes it 38 players out on loan for Chelsea.
Miazga joined during the Blues during the January transfer window this year from New York Red Bulls and went on to make two appearances under Guus Hiddink last term. The 21-year-old centre-back has been loaned out to gain regular first-team experience as his path to the senior team at Stamfrod Bridge is blocked by John Terry, Gary Cahill, Kurt Zouma and new signing David Luiz, who has returned to the club after a two-year stint with Paris Saint-Germain.
"Matt Miazga has signed for Vitesse Arnhem on loan until the end of the season," a statement on the Blues' official site read.
Piazon, who joined neighbours Fulham on a season-long loan has been with Chelsea since 2011. He won the FA Youth Cup during his first campaign with the club and was named young player of the season. The attacking midfielder, who can also play on the wings, was promoted to the first team for the 2012/13 campaign and made his debut against Wolverhamton Wanderers in the League Cup. He also earned his first Premier League cap against Aston Villa in the same campaign.
"Fulham Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Lucas Piazon on loan from Chelsea until January 2017," a statement on the Cottagers' official site read.
The 22-year-old has since spent the last three seasons out on loan first with Malaga, Vitesse Arnhem and most recently with Reading in the Championship during the 2015/16 campaign. Piazon and Miazga's exit from Chelsea this summer makes them the 37th and 38th players to be loaned out by the west London club. Prior to the duo's departure, Juan Cuadrado, Loic Remy and Patrick Bamford left the club on a temporary basis just before the close of the summer transfer window.