What does the future hold for Baba Rahmann?
As Sky Sports reported at the time, the Ghanian suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear at the African Cup of Nations in January, which ruled him out for the remainder of the season.
He spent the first-half of the previous campaign on loan with Schalke, but was unable to seal a move away from the club during the summer transfer window. On the surface of it, this suggests that Antonio Conte could be prepared to use him this term.
Marcos Alonso remains our sole natural option at left-wing-back, and Baba has proven that he could be a worthy deputy, at least until January. However, he was not registered by Chelsea in either their Premier League or Champions League squad.
This very much leaves Baba in limbo. @iamrahmanosman tweeted out the below photo on Tuesday claiming that he still had some way to go before he would be fit to feature for Chelsea.
#Ghana‘s Baba Rahman returns to first team training with Chelsea
Still some way off but finally able to play again. pic.twitter.com/8gy4GWJJ0R
— Rahman osman (@iamrahmanosman) 5 September 2017
Hopefully Baba is able to showcase his ability to Antonio Conte as he continues to build his fitness. And who knows, he may well have a future at Stamford Bridge after all.