Gavin Bazunu was one of four players to join Pompey on loan from the Premier League in the summer. Picture: Jason Brown

Game time: How Portsmouth's Premier League loanees compare with peers at League One rivals Sunderland, Ipswich & Sheffield Wednesday as Chelsea prospect leads way

Pompey weren’t the only League One club to raid the Premier League for stars of the future in the summer.

Friday, 29th October 2021, 5:54 pm
Updated Friday, 29th October 2021, 6:28 pm

Managers from across the division eyed the top tier as a source of young, hungry players who could improve their squads for the season ahead while on loan.

So the Blues were no exception as up-and-coming, talented youngsters arrived on the south coast from Manchester City, Arsenal, Leicester, and Norwich respectively.

However, only Gavin Bazunu, who joined from the current Premier League champions, has enjoyed a successful loan period in PO4 to date, as Miguel Azeez, George Hirst, and Gassan Ahadme have all struggled to make an impact.

Yet this has been a worrying trend across League One this term, with the levels of success enjoyed by these loanees varying across division.

Click through to see who from the Premier League has made the most loan appearances in League One this term and where Pompey’s own rank.

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