It looks like Thomas Tuchel has taken some decisions on some of the members of his current squad out with him on the pre-season tour of America.
As The Blues landed in Orlando over night for the next game in midweek, news came out of a few players who have not gone with them.
According to Football London reporter Adam Newson [below], Billy Gilmour and Harvey Vale have joined the U23s group, who are on their own pre-season campaign in America currently.
Neither even made the squad in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Club America, and this would suggest departures are now imminent for both players, assumingly on loan.
Meanwhile, a player who was expected to be looked at by Thomas Tuchel this pre-season, Armando Broja, has reportedly returned home back to England, with a move away pending.
Understand Billy Gilmour and Harvey Vale have left the Chelsea first-team group – and are potentially joining up with the Dev Squad out here in the U.S.
Armando Broja, meanwhile, is on his way back to England tonight. Clubs still pushing to sign him.
— Adam Newson (@AdamNewson) July 18, 2022
Armando Broja will clarify his future very soon. West Ham are really close to reaching an agreement with Broja on personal terms, talks ongoing with Chelsea. 🇦🇱 #CFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 18, 2022
Chelsea fans will feel aggrieved that players such as Ross Barkley and Michy Batshuayi are still in this squad, yet hugely talented youngsters have been sent home. It will not go down well at all.