Marco van Ginkel

Marco van Ginkel included in Chelsea’s updated 2018/19 squad list

Chelsea have named midfield outcast Marco van Ginkel in the club’s revised Premier League squad for the remainder of the season. 

Chelsea struggles

van Ginkel, a 26-year-old Dutch international, has been on the books of Chelsea since 2013. 

However, to this point, he has managed just 2 league appearances for the Blues. 

The Vitesse youth product has spent the last 4 seasons out on loan, with AC Milan, Stoke City and PSV Eindhoven. 

The latest of these temporary spells away from Stamford Bridge, a return to his home country with PSV, saw van Ginkel go on to light up the Eredivisie between February of 2017 and the summer of 2018. 

Finally showcasing his true potential, the all-action midfielder racked up 7 goals and 3 assists across 15 league outings over the second-half of the 2016/17 campaign. 

And last season saw the Dutchman go on to notch a further 14 goals and 4 assists, earning the captain’s armband at the Philips Stadion, before leading PSV to the Eredivisie title. 

Return to Stamford Bridge

As such, PSV were expected to make van Ginkel’s move to the club permanent last summer. 

Such a transfer was ruled out, though, when the 26-year-old was forced to undergo a serious knee operation in July. 

As a result, van Ginkel has since spent the last half-season recovering in London. 

van Ginkel back in the fold

And, as confirmed by the Evening Standard a short time ago, the possibility exists that the 8-time capped international could yet feature for Chelsea this season. 

This update comes after van Ginkel was included in Maurizio Sarri’s revised Premier League squad for the remainder of the campaign.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 23: Maurizio Sarri, coach of Chelsea looks on prior to the international friendly between Chelsea FC and Perth Glory at Optus Stadium on July 23, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

The Utrecht native is expected to make a return to training next month.

And, with Chelsea having failed to secure a replacement for Cesc Fabregas during last month’s January transfer window, van Ginkel could yet be drafted into the plans of the Blues over the closing months of the season. 

Chelsea’s updated squad list is showcased in full below:

Marcos Alonso 

Kepa Arrizabalaga 

Cesar Azpilicueta 

Ross Barkley 

Willy Caballero 

Gary Cahill 

Andreas Christensen 

Danny Drinkwater 

Olivier Giroud 

Robert Green 

Eden Hazard 

Gonzalo Higuain 

Jorginho 

N’Golo Kante 

Mateo Kovacic 

Ruben Loftus-Cheek 

David Luiz 

Emerson Palmieri 

Pedro 

Lucas Piazon 

Antonio Rudiger 

Willian 

Marco van Ginkel 

Davide Zappacosta 

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