Four Chelsea youngsters who could break through this season
A persistent failure to nurture young and promising talent through to first-team level is seen as one of the most detrimental side effects of Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea revolution, as the demand for success and temptation to utilise the owner’s oil fortunes forces managers to prioritise short-term gains.
But there are signs of the situation changing for the better under Antonio Conte. He’s already made use of the Blues’ globe-spanning loan army – something Jose Mourinho continually overlooked – revitalising Victor Moses in a new-found wing-back role and issuing 21-year-old Nathaniel Chalobah his Premier League debut alongside 20-year-old Ola Aina.
Whilst his predecessors were all unwilling, it appears the current Stamford Bridge gaffer is prepared to take a gamble on Chelsea’s lesser-known starlets, rather than using the transfer market as his only source of recruitment.
With that in mind, we take a look at FOUR Chelsea youngsters who could make their first-team debuts this season.