Mourinho: Moses and Traore are in my plans

Both players started Chelsea’s 4-2 defeat to New York Red Bulls on Wednesday, and will be hoping to break into the first team at Stamford Bridge this season

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that he has no intention of letting Victor Moses and Bertrand Traore go out on loan this season. 

Moses has spent the last two Premier League campaigns on loan at rivals Liverpool and Stoke City, while Traore had a year and a half with Eredivisie side Vitesse, alongside a host of Blues youngsters.

Mourinho said there are no plans to let either player move on again ahead of the 2015-16 season, and wants to see them develop at Chelsea.

“Victor is strong, he is experienced,” he said. “He has got good competition but he is an experienced guy.

“He is fast, he is aggressive. He needs to learn to play with us obviously but I am happy with his week and his 45 minutes. Victor has had an evolution in the past couple of years.”

Traore – a young forward rated highly by those at the club – was granted a work permit in June and the Chelsea boss is keen to see more of him this season.

“He is 19, he’s a kid. He was in Africa, he wasn’t being challenged and now comes to Chelsea,” Mourinho added.

“He is not going on loan. We want to keep him and improve him. With the ball he has a lot of talent but sometimes doesn’t make the right decisions. We had such situations in the first half against Red Bulls.

“This is absolutely normal, he is a good kid and I repeat he isn’t going on loan.”

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