Chelsea pair in line to make Championship debuts this weekend as loan club prepare to face Cardiff City away

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Chelsea youngsters eyeing their big chance

Chelsea pair Harvey Vale and Xavier Simons are both in contention to make their Championship debut this weekend.

The Blues gave the youngsters the green light to join second tier side Hull City on the final day of the transfer window.

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They were both left out of the Tigers’ last match at home to Sheffield United but could play a part on Saturday as they make the trip to face Cardiff City away.

‘Looking forward’...

Their boss, Shota Arveladze, has told their official club website:

“I’m looking forward to giving them a chance. I don’t know whether (I’ll give one some minutes) to both or one (of them).”

They were allowed to leave whilst Thomas Tuchel was still in charge at Stamford Bridge and there has been a change of manager at their parent club since they left, with Graham Potter the new face of Chelsea.

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Vale, 18, is highly-rated by the Premier League giants and won their Academy Player of the Year in May and is being tipped for a bright future.

He has already made five senior appearances in all competitions and will be hoping to get plenty of game time with Hull.

Simons has been signed by the Yorkshire club to add more competition and depth to their midfield department.

The England youth international, 19, has played once for the Blues so far.

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Who else is out on loan?

Goalkeeper Nathan Baxter is on loan at Hull as well, whilst there are plenty of other young Chelsea players in the Football League.

These include Ian Maatsen at Burnley, Dujon Sterling at Stoke City and Tino Anjorin at Huddersfield Town.

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