The English Premier League club sent the 21-year-old out on loan for the third straight season. For the 2014-2015 season, he’ll compete in the Bundesliga with Borussia Mönchengladbach.
The Belgian international arrived in North London from Lens in 2012. He followed Eden’s footsteps by making the move from France to England. Since then, he hasn't played in an official game for the Blues.
While his brother was excelling in England, Thorgan took the Belgium by storm. He played the last two seasons with Zulte Waregem. Last season he appeared 48 times for Zulte and scored 16 goals. He was named the Belgian top-flight’s best player for his splendid performances.
The loan is the right choice for the young attacker because he should get more playing time with the German club. If he had stayed with Chelsea, his extraordinary talent would have been wasted on the bench.
Even though he’s one of the brightest youngsters in the world, Thorgan will have to prove himself at a club that finished in sixth place in the highly-contested Bundesliga. Max Eberl, Gladbach's sporting director, said, “Thorgan is a promising talent. He can play across several positions in attack and we're happy that he's decided to take the next step in his career at Borussia."
With Gladbach, Thorgan will also get another taste of the Europa League. The level of completion in Germany and Europe should mold the young Belgian into a top player that can compete against the best in England.