BERTRAND LOANED TO VILLA

Posted on: Fri 17 Jan 2014

Ryan Bertrand has today (Friday) completed a loan move to Aston Villa until the end of the season.

So far this campaign the Academy product has made three appearances, taking his Chelsea total to 57 games.

Bertrand has one England cap, making his debut against Italy in 2012, and also represented Great Britain at that summer's Olympic Games.

The 24-year-old has seen his club involvement limited this season due to the form of Cesar Azpilicueta and Ashley Cole in his favoured left-back position.

He has previously enjoyed several loan spells, including at Bournemouth, Oldham Athletic, Norwich City, Reading and Nottingham Forest, having arrived at Stamford Bridge from Gillingham in 2005.

He made his Chelsea debut in April 2011, and just over a year later lifted the Champions League on his first European outing for the club. He remains the only player ever to make his debut in the final of the competition.

Aston Villa currently sit 11th in the Barclays Premier League, and travel to Liverpool tomorrow evening, a game for which Bertrand will be eligible.

We wish Ryan well for the rest of the season and you can keep up with his progress here on the official Chelsea website.