Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern may still be smarting from the sending off of Fernando Torres yesterday but our landlord is trying to cheer them up.
Some of the more unexpected results from the Premier League this weekend may serve to do that, but just in case, our landlord has something else up his sleeve.
He notes that we may have spent the last few weeks talking about the future of Juan Mata, but with the months flying by and January fast approaching, the suggestion of looking at who Jose Mourinho may bring in is mooted.
There have – as we would expect – been some big names linked with the club, and a forward will be at the forefront of most people’s minds, but over a game of pool, our punters switch their attentions to the young stars that the Blues could turn to.
It is pointed out to us that the club are not too successful when it comes to bringing in young players and developing them, but this Chelsea side is one for the future according to their manager.
Mourinho is clearly looking long-term and the young starlets in European football are right on his radar as he does that. With that in mind, we have taken a look at five young players who could become the latest eggs Jose tries to hatch.