Over the last few years, Chelsea youth teams have dominated every age bracket from the under 9’s to the u21’s.
Having been involved in seven of the last 9 FA Youth cup finals, winning 5 of them, there is no doubting the quality of Chelsea’s youngsters. The Under-21 side has also won the last two UEFA Youth League trophies, a competition that largely resembles the Champions League.
In fact, no other youth team in world football has even remotely had Chelsea’s phenomenal level of success at youth level.
This is a topic that frustrates a lot of us here at the tavern; if these kids are so good, why aren’t they playing in the Chelsea first team?
There are quite a few reasons for this, with the constant changing of managers perhaps the most crucial of these; if a manager is only staying for a couple of seasons, there is really no point investing in the youth of they aren’t going to bring immediate success.
Our punters here at the tavern are optimistic however; Antonio Conte is renowned for bringing through youth talent, and we’re hoping he might continue this trend when he arrives in London.
In fact, we’ve been having a chat with our landlord here in the Tavern, and he reckons the following FIVE players might just find themselves in the Chelsea first team under Conte next season…..
PRESS THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE THE 5 CHELSEA WONDERKIDS!