Chelsea have confirmed the exit of three young players, with Nathaniel Chalobah, Gael Kakuta and Thorgan Hazard all going on loan spells to continue to develop and grow as players.

Calobah captained the youth team as they strived to FA Cup victory last season, and is believed to be a future top European talent as he continues to go from strength to strength at just 17 years of age.

And as a result, the teenager will spend time with Championship side Watford, with former Chelsea star Gianfranco Zola, who is the current manager at the side.

After being only able to break into the Chelsea first team as a sub, in which he wasn't used, he will now get the chance to build some first-team game time with the second tier side.

Roberto Di Matteo
Roberto di Matteo has sent three youngsters on loan from Chelsea as he looks to develop them as players. Reuters

Meanwhile, Eden Hazard's younger brother will head to Belgian club SV Zulte Waregem for the season, with the 19 year old moving back to his home country for the time being.

While Eden is already a star for the first team, setting up multiple goals and scoring in Chelsea's first matches of the season, his teammate and brother is still on the border of the youth side, and will be able to get some more experience to get to the stage of being able to start alongside the more senior Hazard.

Gael Kakuta is also moving abroad, with the attacking midfielder set to spend time with Netherlands side Vitesse Arnhem. The move will be his fourth loan spell, with the 21 year old having spent time at Fulham, Bolton and French side Dijon.

Chelsea starlets Tomas Kalas and Patrick van Aanholt are already at Arnhem on loan, and Kakuta will join his Blues teammates as he hopes to show Roberto Di Matteo that he is worthy of a place in the senior starting line-up.