Stars from Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have been thriving while out on loan in the EFL this season and we’ve rounded up the eight most impressive Premier League loanees so far.
The loan market can be a great opportunity for EFL clubs to get their hands on some of the brightest emerging talents from the Premier League as they continue their development.
We’ve gone through the Championship, League One and League Two and have picked out eight Premier League loanees who have been thriving in 2023-24 so far.
The Manchester City youngster is no stranger to the EFL as he has previously enjoyed successful spells with Sunderland and Coventry. Now playing for big-hitters Leicester City, Doyle looks like a Premier League player in the making.
Leicester currently top the Championship table and they also boast the best defensive record in the league. Doyle has started in eight league matches and the Foxes have only conceded five goals with him on the pitch so far.
The 20-year-old has turned out at left-back and centre-half for Enzo Maresca’s side and we don’t think it will be long until he is starring in the top flight on a regular basis.
Patino spent last season with Championship strugglers Blackpool and he did showcase some glimpses of talent, despite the Seasider’s relegation. This time around the Arsenal youngster is spending the season with Swansea and he’s already started to impress.
The 19-year-old has averaged 2.5 key passes per 90 which is far more than any other Swansea player has managed so far. Patino already has four goal contributions in his first eight matches and he recently discussed the importance of this loan spell.
“Physicality is one of the main aspects I want to improve,’ he says. ‘I go in and do extra recovery, extra gym sessions to better myself as a player,” Patino told Mail Sport.
“Ultimately, it’s about getting to where you want to get to, and that’s the same for me. I want to play in the first team at Arsenal and being here is a massive pathway to help me do that.”
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) October 10, 2023
The Fulham youngster has had a terrific start to life at Birmingham and he will now get the chance to work with Wayne Rooney who will surely sharpen his goalscoring skills.
Stansfield has a deadly drop of the shoulder that can leave defenders for dead and he’s already off the mark with three goals in his first eight league appearances for Blues. The 20-year-old forward certainly has a bright future in the game.
Williams recognised that first-team opportunities under Erik ten Hag would probably be hard to come by and after 12 months of barely kicking a football, he’s looked like a player reborn at Ipswich Town.
Now working with former United coach Kieran McKenna, Williams seems back to his very best. Ipswich currently sit second in the Championship and Williams is already off the mark with a couple of goals at his new club.
Brandon Williams just kept running and running and running! 👣
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) October 7, 2023
Chelsea fans have high hopes when it comes to Vale and the youngster has impressed with Bristol Rovers so far. The 20-year-old came through the Chelsea academy as a winger, but he has been utilised at left-back by Joey Barton this season.
Vale hasn’t looked out of place in his new position either. Bristol Rovers have won three of the four matches where Vale has started and he is already off the mark with his first goal for the club.
There’s no denying that Delap struggled while out on loan with Stoke and Preston last season, but the Man City youngster has made an excellent start to life at Hull City.
The 20-year-old forward already has three goal contributions for Liam Rosenior’s side which is just one less than he managed during the entirety of last season. Pep Guardiola rates Delap highly and he will no doubt be keeping a close eye on the youngster this season.
The Chelsea youngster has been Ipswich’s ultimate super sub this year. While Hutchinson has found stars fairly hard to come by, he has made a significant impact from the bench at Portman Road.
Eight of his 10 league appearances have come from the bench and he’s managed to chip in with two goal contributions in just 296 minutes of football. We can’t wait to see more of the 19-year-old as the season goes on.
Chelsea's on-loan striker Omari Hutchison doing the business for Ipswich Town last night 🔵
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) September 20, 2023
The 20-year-old forward has had some footballing upbringing to say the least. After a spell in the Barcelona academy, Aston Villa picked up the youngster in 2020 and he’s continued to develop out on loan since then.
He’s currently on loan with League Two outfit Stockport County and he’s already had the most prolific season of his career to date. With seven goals and two assists in his first 13 matches, he looks set to have a big campaign.