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Who? Five Chelsea loanees you may never have heard of

Chelsea have loaned over 30 young players around England, Europe and across the world this season.

Indeed, only the most devoted Blues supporter would be aware of every senior member of their playing staff.

Here's five not so well known Chelsea players who have spent their Blues careers away from London:

WALLACEMade his senior debut with Fluminense as a 17 year-old before being snapped up by Chelsea two years ago. Spent his first season in Europe on-loan with Inter Milan, where he struggled to make an impact. This season he is with Chelsea's partners, Vitesse Arnhem, but has again battled to win over coach Peter Bosz. Was recently involved in a nightclub incident, which led to his arrest. Originally came through at Fluminense as a centre-back, but Chelsea see his future in the game as a fullback.

CRISTIAN CUEVASChelsea beat Udinese for the former O'Higgins starlet two years ago, bringing him to Europe as an 18 year-old. For many inside Chilean football, the move came too soon for Cuevas, who spent his first season as a Chelsea player with Dutch partners, Vitesse Arnhem. A difficult first six months saw Cuevas relegated to the Vitesse reserve-team before he was offloaded to Eerste Divisie outfit FC Eindhoven for the remainder of the season. This campaign, Cuevas returned home to Chile with Universidad de Chile and is rediscovering his best form. He starred for Chile at this year's U20 South American Championships. Cuevas is tied to Chelsea until 2018, though there is talk that 'U' have an option to sign him permanently this year.

JOAO RODRIGUEZBecame the first Colombian to sign for Chelsea two years ago. The 18 year-old striker is a Colombia U20 international and is in his first season in Europe. Rodriguez originally signed for Bastia in France, where he was united with former Blues midfielder Claude Makelele, before dropping into their reserve team. His loan was terminated in January. Rodriguez is now in Portugal with Vitoria de Setubal. Father, Willy Rodriguez, is also a former Colombian striker.

ULISES DAVILAThe Mexican joined in the shadow of Javier Hernandez's success at Manchester United four years ago. He has spent time on-loan with five different European clubs. His latest is Vitoria de Setubal, where he is playing alongside fellow Blues striker Joao Rodriguez. His best moment in Europe was scoring in the Segunda Division promotion playoff for Cordoba, helping them return to the Primera Division in Spain this season. He was nominated for Best American Footballer of the Liga Adelante 2013/14 season, which he lost to Brazilian Yuri de Souza. Davila still has a year to run on his current Chelsea deal.

JHON PIREZ No longer on Chelsea's books. The 22 year-old striker came off contract last summer and signed for Getafe. He now plays for Getafe B in the Spanish Third Division. Pirez was identified by Chelsea as a 15 year-old and handed a scholarship with the club. But he did not move to London until three years later due to FIFA regulations. Has spent his entire European career in Spain.


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