Has Charly Musonda Blown His Chance At A Chelsea Future?

Charly Musonda sent a cryptic message to his employers via Instagram. In his message, the youngster bemoaned giving his best, but getting nothing in return. He’s had to delete that post and deny it wasn’t aimed at the Chelsea hierarchy. Still, will the youngster come to eat those words? Has he blown his slim chance of being a Chelsea champ?

20th September was a day Charly Musonda showed the Chelsea faithful a glimpse of what he is, and can become. On a cold windy night at Stamford Bridge, Musonda would break his duck for the English Champions as they brushed aside Nottingham Forest in a 5-1 Carabao Cup mauling.

The 40th minute of that encounter was Musonda time. Receiving a reverse pass from Cesc Fabregas, the 20-year-old made his full debut count by firing in Chelsea’s third on the night. Running wild in celebration, the young Belgian would later reveal he burst into tears (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4905564/Charly-Musonda-admits-cried-celebrating-goal.html) while being mobbed by teammates as he raced through the byline in ecstasy.

Although he had scored so many goals for the Chelsea youth team, the sheer joy and tears of it he exhibited upon scoring his first senior goal for the club were a pointer to how much he craved a moment such as the Forest game presented.

Since the game against Forest, however, Chelsea has played three more, with Musonda making the substitute bench on one occasion, featuring in none. Most likely, his services with the first team would be limited to EFL and FA Cup games, for as long as Chelsea remain in those competitions.

Charly Musonda joined Chelsea in 2012 as a scintillating youth prospect from Anderlecht. Chelsea were so eager to sign him, they were made to sign two of his older brothers as part of the agreement. He became an instant hit and a fans favorite following his feats with the youth team. It took the youngster, who is eligible to play for either of Zambia or Belgium, four years to make his full Chelsea debut.

Like almost every other Chelsea youngster, Musonda had have to go on a loan spell for regular first-team chances. Albeit, when his loan spell at Real Betis started going south, he was promptly recalled by Chelsea to continue life in their development squad.

So many games, with your behind glued to the, not so comfy, bench definitely has an effect. For Charly Musonda, it’s gotten him frustrated and that frustration has given him the bravery to speak out; hence the message:

“You sacrifice, you work hard, harder, you give more than what’s expected, and often more than you can, because you love what you do and clearly more than you should.

“And what do you get back? Literally nothing,… done”

Like many top flight managers in the Premier League, Antonio Conte is not one to integrate a youngster into his first team without seeing marked level of individual brilliance. Andreas Christensen spent two years on loan in Germany and has proved himself worthy of a place in any team; today he’s getting first team chances with Chelsea.

Musonda might’ve grabbed headlines with his debut goal, but he’s still a far cry from a player that should command a regular place in the first team of the Premier League title holders. Post the Nottingham Forest match, Conte hailed Musonda as a player who could become really special in the future for Chelsea if he keeps working hard (and avoid cryptic social media messages).

Charly Musonda might easily have tainted that good impression he had on the boss with his Instagram outburst.

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