Chelsea announce move which may trigger more exits and make Todd Boehly’s life much easier

It looks like Chelsea has set up the ideal scenario for their young players to try their hand at senior football.

Chelsea announce move which may trigger more exits and make Todd Boehly's life much easier

odd Boehly could benefit from Mark Robinson’s move to Burton Albion (Image: Getty)

Mark Robinson, the Under-21 coach at Chelsea, has announced his resignation. Robinson has accepted the head coaching position at League One team Burton Albion. Although the news is devastating for the Blues’ youth team, it may also provide a few young players a chance to establish themselves in the third division come next season.

Robinson guided the Under-21 team to two straight Premier League 2 top-four finishes, and when Burton was announced by Chelsea, he had a sophisticated send-off.

A portion of the statement read: “Everyone at Chelsea would like to thank Robbo for his work throughout his time at the club and we wish him well as he embarks on the next chapter in his coaching career.”

Robinson was an invaluable asset to Chelsea’s development ranks, having previously managed AFC Wimbledon. However, Todd Boehly might benefit from his exit from Stamford Bridge and return to senior management.

This summer, a number of promising young players will need to find loan destinations, as is customary for the Blues co-owner and his group of sporting directors. That laborious procedure, though, might be significantly shortened if Robinson decides to bring a few potential first-team players to Burton.

Chelsea’s executives will be able to ensure that their prospects are under competent guidance and given an equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in the senior game.

Chelsea announce move which may trigger more exits and make Todd Boehly's life much easier

Mark Robinson has left Chelsea U21s to take charge of Burton Albion (Image: Getty)

Josh Acheampong, Diego Moreira, Deivid Washington, and Zak Sturge were among the players in Chelsea’s roster for their season’s last Premier League 2 match, a 2-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on May 19.

Given that they are already entrusted with bringing in a number of targets for new manager Enzo Maresca and moving on a number of older players, Boehly and Chelsea’s recruitment team could do with saving time this summer.

Trevoh Chalobah, Armando Broja, and Conor Gallagher—all homegrown players—are reportedly on the firing line as Chelsea tries to adhere to the Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR). As the June 30 PSR deadline draws near, the intensity of the negotiations may increase.

Meanwhile, reports suggest that Maresca is eager to bring in a left-back, a striker, and a new goalkeeper. The desires of the former Leicester City manager could cause problems for forward Nicolas Jackson, who appears certain to lose his starting berth in the starting lineup, Djordje Petrovic and Robert Sanchez in goal, Marc Cucurella on the left side of defense, and Marc Cucurella.


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