Thierno Ballo has returned from his maiden loan spell in Austria with Rapid Vienna while Ethan Wady and Sami Tlemcani head out on loan.

Ballo, the forward or attacking midfielder, who turned 20 earlier this month, made 13 appearances back in his homeland, including three in the Europa League. He joined our Academy in January 2018 from Viktoria Koln in Germany.Academy goalkeeper Ethan Wady has moved on loan to Hendon.The American, who joined the Chelsea Academy during the 2017/18 campaign, has previously gained first-team experience on loan at Tooting & Mitcham United in the Isthmian League and with National League South side Dartford. Hendon play in the Southern League Premier Division South.

Wady turned 20 last week and has made three development squad appearances in 2021/22.

Another Academy goalkeeper, Sami Tlemcani, has joined Isthmian League Premier Division side Merstham on loan until the end of the season.

The 17-year-old arrived at Chelsea in October 2020 from Paris FC in his native France. He has made four appearances for our Under-18s and will now continue his development in the seventh tier of English football at Surrey club Merstham, who are 15th in the table.