Chelsea supporters in the Transfer Tavern are conscious of their club’s poor record at youth development.
Our resident Blues fans are somewhat embarrassed that John Terry remains to be the last Academy graduate that successfully managed to integrate himself into the first-team setup.
The Premier League champions flaunt one of the best academies in world football, yet fail to ensure the transition of these players into the first team.
The Blues became the first team to retain the UEFA Youth League in 2016 and won the FA Youth Cup last term for the fifth successive season; the under-18 team were also crowned national champions.
Considering the astonishing success that the Blues’ academy sides have achieved, our landlord believes that it would be sensible for Conte to fast-track some of the club’s academy players – a method that could save the club a substantial amount of money.
Here are the three players that our landlord has highlighted…