Can Broja become a regular starter for Chelsea next season? 

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Chelsea sent Armando Broja out for a season-long loan to Southampton this season. And the Albanians have surpassed the expectation so far this season. 

The 20-year-old has flourished under the Austrian boss Ralph Hasenhuttl at Saint Mary’s Stadium, scoring nine goals in 31 appearances in all competitions. The forward has already played 10 games for his national team, scoring three goals. 

The youngster has shown glimpses of his talent in the Premier League this season. However, the biggest question will be what the Blues should do with their academy graduate for next season. Following a productive loan spell, giving the youngster a run in the first-team squad could be a tempting proposition for the west London club. 

However, there is a doubt whether the 20-year-old is ready to lead the line for Chelsea next season or not. And the most probable answer will be, that he should not make that much leap in his career just after a promising debut season in the Premier League. 

What should Chelsea do with Armando Broja next season? 

Tammy Abraham found himself in the same situation a couple of seasons back where he made the wrong decision of playing for the first time squad for Chelsea. However, despite a strong start at Stamford Bridge, he faded away as time progressed. 

This shows how difficult it is for a young player to lead the Blues line who has lofty ambitions of winning silverware in whichever competition they participate in. And therefore, the Albanians should learn from Abraham’s mistake and go away from Stamford Bridge to play regular first-team football. 

Joining Southampton on loan for two more seasons would be a good decision. Given that the youngster will be able to develop under the guidance of a very good manager Hasenhuttl. The Austrian has shown his prowess in developing young talents. And therefore, joining the Saints next season will be a shrewd decision by the 20-year-old. 

Meanwhile, Chelsea is going through a difficult time. As they are currently sanctioned by the UK government and they are prohibited from doing any sort of business. So, if this situation does not get resolved by the end of this season then Broja might have to return to the capital next season. 

As featured on ChelseaNews.com

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