Charly Musonda needs a good loan spell to revitalise his career.
The Belgian winger saw limited action last season because he was with the Chelsea first-team for the first half of the season before going to Celtic on loan. This inconsistency in terms of playing environment as well as playing time is doing little to help his development because he needs to learn from in-game scenarios over an extended spell because there is only so much that can be learned on the training pitch.
His problem is a common one for Chelsea loanees because they lack the quality for the first-team, so loan spells are their only chance of senior level football. This makes Championship clubs ideal destinations for loanees because they get to experience a high level of football without the pressure that comes in Premier League games.
In 29 appearances across the entire season, Musonda scored four and assisted three, with an average of a goal every 180 minutes. His shot volume was high because he averaged two per game, so this is certainly an area that he needs to work on.
A large part of the time was spent as an attacking midfielder, though, when he is better suited as a winger. His trickery and directness make him a handful for defenders in 1v1s, while playing wide doesn’t limit his creativity. Pass accuracy was another area he impressed in because he averaged 85%, which is good for a player who spends a lot of his time in the final third.
Musonda needs a manager who can mould him into a certain role in a team’s shape through individual coaching, and Wilder could provide that because he brings the best out of his players through his system. He certainly has the tools to be a quality player, but they need honing or else he will fail to live up to his potential.
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