Chelsea's globe-trotting squad of out-on-loan stars will have a unique chance to impress boss Jose Mourinho while the World Cup is on this summer.
The goals the 29 Blues players currently out on loan at home and abroad have scored this season is approaching 100, and not a week has gone by this campaign without at least one of them finding the net.
But while Mourinho is not impressed with the statistics, he admits he excited about being reunited with his far-flung stars while most of his first teamers are battling it out in Brazil in June.
He said: “The stat is a stat, no more than that. It’s like a percentage of good passes. If I am a central defender and pass the ball to the left back and right back, my percentage is 95 per cent. If I play in midfield and play risk passes it’s 50 per cent.
“If you play in League Two you score more goals than the Premier League. If you play in Portugal and Holland, you score more goals. You have less chances to score goals in the Champions League. It’s an easy name to look at – Patrick Bamford. He was scoring goals in League One and scoring in the Championship. Who knows if he can’t score goals in the Premier League?
“We have a structure to take care of the day by day control and to monitor the situations. In the next pre-season, we’ll make decisions in relation to these boys. I will have 75 per cent of my players at the World Cup, so I will have 25 days with these guys, every day. Next pre-season is a fantastic time for me to get to know them well and make decisions. It's hard to make the right decisions.”