Chelsea loanee XI - Lukaku, Piazon, Courtois, Atsu and more

Chelsea's decision to loan out Lukaku has baffled some fans. Photo: PA

Chelsea have a frightening amount of players out on loan this season, many of them established internationals with bags of ability.

Here, we've put together a Chelsea loanee XI and would like you to decide which players Jose Mourinho should have kept in his first team squad.

1) Thibaut Courtois, goalkeeper (on loan to Atletico Madrid)

Courtois is rated as one of Europe's finest goalkeepers and regularly keeps Liverpool stopper Simon Mignolet out of Belgium's starting line-up. Unfortunately for the 21 year-old, it's Petr Cech between the sticks at Chelsea.

Oi Jose! Pick me! Courtois is enjoying his third season on loan at Atletico.

2) Wallace Oliveira dos Santos, right back (On loan to Inter Milan)

The Brazilian youth international was signed from Fluminense in December 2012, but remained in Brazil until the end of last season. After featuring for Mourinho in pre-season, the Portuguese boss decided Wallace would benefit from a spell in Serie A.

Wallace has impressed in his early days at Inter Milan. Credit:

3) Patrick van Aanholt, left back (on loan to Vitesse)

Snapped up by the Blues as a 16 year-old in 2009, van Aanholt has enjoyed loan spells with Coventry, Newcastle, Leicester, Wigan and most recently Vitesse in the Netherlands, who he joined on a season long deal this summer. He's also featured 16 times for the Netherlands Under-21 team since 2010.

Van Aanholt enjoys a training session on the beach. Credit: PA

4) Nathaniel Chalobah, centre back (on loan to Nottingham Forest)

A regular for England's Under-21 team since 2012, Chalobah is helping Nottingham Forest push for Championship promotion after impressing at Watford last term. He signed a new five year deal with the Blues in August 2013, but has yet to make a senior appearance.

Chalobah, 18, has a bright future ahead of him. Credit: PA

5) Sam Hutchinson, centre back (on loan to Vitesse)

Hutchinson retired from professional football at the age of 21 in 2010 due to a recurring knee injury, deciding to focus on a career working in Chelsea's academy instead. In December 2011, the Englishman's condition improved and he signed a new playing contract at Stamford Bridge, spending time on loan at Nottingham Forest last season and in the Netherlands this year.

Hutchinson has only played five league games for Chelsea since 2007. Credit: PA

6) Oriol Romeu, midfielder (on loan to Valencia)

Romeu featured 24 times for Chelsea in 2011/12 after being snapped up from Barcelona, but fell down the pecking order under Roberto Di Matteo and Rafael Benitez the following campaign. He was farmed out to cash strapped Valencia by Jose Mourinho in July 2013.

Romeu has failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since moving from Barca. Credit: PA

7) Victor Moses, winger (on loan to Liverpool)

A surprising deal considering Liverpool's lofty league position, Moses scored five goals in Europe alone for Chelsea last term. That wasn't enough to warrant a place in Jose Mourinho's plans, and the Special One passed his Nigerian international onto old Stamford Bridge chum, Brendan Rodgers. Not a bad deal for the Reds.

Moses was a great signing for Liverpool. Credit: PA

8) Marko Marin, attacking midfielder/winger (on loan to Sevilla)

The 24 year-old joined Chelsea from Werder Bremen in July 2012, making his first start in defeat against QPR in January 2013. Sevilla agreed a season long loan deal for Marin's signature in June 2013 and he scored his first goal for the Spanish side against Man United in Rio Ferdinand's testimonial match. The attacking midfielder has also racked up 14 caps for Germany since 2008.

Marin is currently on loan in La Liga with Sevilla. Credit: PA

9) Romelu Lukaku, striker (on loan to Everton)

Lukaku has already scored four goals in the Premier League this season - precisely four more than Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o's combined total for the Blues so far. It's one thing to play for Everton, Jose Mourinho insists, but another to play for the Chelsea. Something tells us this won't be the first time he's forced to defend the strange decision to loan out the Belgian international. Perhaps it was Lukaku's lethargic penalty in the Super Cup final, below, which sealed his fate under Jose?

10) Lucas Piazon, forward (on loan to Vitesse)

Rated as one of world football's brightest prospects, Chelsea fended off competition from Europe's biggest clubs in 2011 to land Sao Paulo's prized Brazlian youth international. Still only 19, Piazon spent time on loan with Malaga last season and is currently impressing at Vitesse where he's bagged three goals in six matches.

Piazon poses for a photo in the colours of Vitesses ahead of his loan move. Credit: PA

11) Christian Atsu, winger (on loan to Vitesse)

Vitesse are quickly becoming a stronger version of Chelsea's reserve team. Following Mourinho's raid on former club Porto for 21 year-old winger Atsu in August 2013, the Ghanaian international was immediately send out to play in Eredivisie. He already has 20 international caps and is tipped to break into Chelsea's first team in the next few seasons having signed a five year contract with the Blues.

Atsu is very protective over his mobile phone. Credit: PA

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