Reports have claimed that Championship side West Brom hold no bad blood towards Chelsea after Omari Hutchinson’s loan deal fell through on deadline day.
According to The Athletic, the move fell through after West Brom were unable to move Karlan Grant on to Swansea and therefore could not bring the youngster in.
A loan move in January really looked the best possible option for Hutchinson.
He has continued to impress with the youth side since making the move from Arsenal last summer, however has struggled with making the step up to the level required for the first team.
The teenager has made a number of appearances now for Graham Potter’s side, however will know himself that he has not performed to his usual standards in those games.
It perhaps looks worse when put in comparison to Lewis Hall, who made his debut for the club this season too.
West Brom not mad at Chelsea over Hutchinson
Since impressing in that game, he has become a full-time member of the first team, even starting games over summer signing Marc Cucurella.
However, The Athletic have claimed that factors outside of the player’s or Chelsea’s control resulted in things not coming to fruition.
The situation therefore differs greatly to that of Hakim Ziyech, who also saw a loan move fail to develop on deadline day.
It appears a mishap from Chelsea in the documentation left the player furious as his chance to leave Stamford Bridge fell through.
His opportunities to play now look even slimmer since the Blues took care to address the attack during the January transfer window.
They signed Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke as wide options, with the Ukrainian especially expected to start tomorrow night against Fulham.
Of course, he will also have the emerging Hutchinson as competition for the rest of the campaign.