It’s odd to associate a swelling reserve of potentially world-class youngsters with Chelsea, such has been the preference for those who are readymade.

But as of 2012, there has been a leaning on what can be done to build strong squads for the future, with a number of the club’s finest currently flourishing while out on loan.

Jose Mourinho’s focus will be on bringing in a world-class centre-forward in the summer, but he should also make good use of what can be viewed as an enviable supply of young talent at Chelsea.

Click on the image below to reveal the SIX youngsters who are the next big thing at Chelsea…

Thibaut Courtois