'I can continue to work in silence': Chelsea 24-year-old teases fans with cryptic social media post

Charly Musonda reminded Chelsea supporters of his presence with a mysterious Instagram message yesterday.

Musonda’s spell as a Blue can only be described as disastrous.

He joined the youth set-up in 2012 but it became clear pretty quickly his destiny belonged in senior football.

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However, the Belgian’s crystal ball failed to predict the whole story.

The 24-year-old has only made seven appearances for Chelsea’s first team since making his debut in 2017.

Why’s that the case? The answer is simple.

After two loan spells at Real Betis and Celtic, Musonda signed for Vitesse Arnhem on loan in 2018.

While representing Vitesse, the attacker tore his posterior cruciate ligament.

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“They told me the odds of coming back were like 20%,” he said in May.

A PCL is a career-threatening injury some have never recovered from.

Thankfully, after an arduous journey of treatment and mending, Musonda is finally free of his fitness issues.

Changing direction

But where does the former Anderlecht pupil turn to next?

Unfortunately, his future seemingly doesn’t lie in the arms of Chelsea.

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Thomas Tuchel’s Premier League squad was announced earlier this month, with Musonda’s name omitted from the list.

His photo remains on the club’s website under the forward section of the men’s first team.

However, Musonda told Blues fans an announcement on his future was “coming very soon”.

“No one can stop someone who never gives up. I will be back at the top level (but) for now I can continue to work in silence and gain momentum, with my belief intact always. Thank you for the support,” he continued.

We wait with bated breath for the statement, Charly.  

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.