Much has been made of Chelsea’s youth contingent. The Blues have one of the most impressive academies in all of Europe, with some of the best players in the world developing in-house at Stamford Bridge.
Many have been there since they were 7 or 8, and some join later on, but one thing is certain – the Chelsea academy offers the perfect opportunities for growth.
However, they can often struggle to go beyond that level. Chelsea don’t place much of an emphasis on youth development, and that needs to change.
Next season, then, perhaps it’s time for Chelsea to finally afford a chance to a few young players.
But who deserves that opportunity? Let’s take a look…