He fast became a fan favourite, scoring two goals and providing two assists for his teammates.
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte considers Kenedy as surplus to requirements and although the Italian's own future at Stamford Bridge remains unclear due to the ongoing pursuit of Maurizio Sarri, the Blues have still been willing to make decisions regarding the players on the fringes of the first-team squad.
Newcastle United will be keeping a close eye on that too, as they are keener than anyone else to bring Kenedy back to their club for a full season, and would like to wrap up a deal as soon as possible.
Following such an impressive spell up north, Kenedy was courted by a number of top European clubs, including Bayern Munich and PSG.
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His contract with Chelsea runs until 2020.
But Chelsea are always keen to keep hold of their young stars, with many having regular spells away from west London.
However, Sky Sports News suggests that there is no option in place for that move to be made permanent next summer.
Le10Sport claim that the Ligue 1 club rejected a loan bid from Newcastle which included an offer to purchase Maia at the end of the loan deal. Lille are said to prefer simply selling him.