Chelsea’s Ghanaian winger, Christian Atsu who was sent out on loan to Bournemouth has made a return back to Stamford Bridge after an unsuccessful spell at Bournemouth. According to the source, the 23-year old Ghanaian is said to be training with the squad under the watch of first team coach Guus Hiddink. It is also reported that the first team coach is nursing ideas of slotting the midfielder into the first team if his performance in training impresses him.
It is believed that Guus Hiddink is a great admirer of the young talent. After joining Bournemouth in the summer, the midfielder never hit the ground running, he found it difficult to establish himself at the Club and was never a regular, despite so much believe in his talent and abilities. Atsu joined Chelsea from Portuguese heavyweights, FC Porto and due to limited chances of him breaking into the first team, he was immediately loaned to Vitesse, he subsequently moved to Everton and lastly, was his unsuccessful spell at Bournemouth.
With Hazard unable to find his feet and appearing to have lost his fine form, Atsu could be in line to replace the Belgian player at Stamford Bridge. Hazard has also been seriously disturbed by injuries and the Ghanaian may is expected to make wise use of his opportunity to break into the first team at Chelsea this season, as the London side hope to begin their recovery, after a bad first half of the season.
Atsu primarily plays as a winger, but has sometimes been deployed as an attacking midfielder. Atsu made his international debut with Ghana in 2012 and has since made 30 appearances for the West African side. He was part of the Ghana side that lost the African Nations Cup final in 2015, where he was awarded the player of the tournament and also goal of the tournament.
Atsu won his first national cap against Lesotho, scoring in the process. He was described as an excellent prospect by the BBC. Atsu is technically gifted, quick and very intelligent.