Chelsea boast one of the finest academy setups in Europe, having dominated the English youth scene alongside Manchester City for the best part of the last decade. But we’re still waiting for one of the club’s academy products from that period to really make the step up to the first team – the last player to successfully do that was John Terry, who made his debut in 1998.
With that in mind, we looked at some of Chelsea’s best performers at Premier League 2 level earlier this week and then asked fans to vote for which of the promising youngsters we analysed has the best chance of becoming a future icon at the west London club.
And our poll revealed that the vast majority of Chelsea fans, 85%, believe Callum Hudson-Odoi could be the player to break the mould at Stamford Bridge by soon becoming an important player in the first team.
It appears Antonio Conte might agree with that assessment, having handed the 17-year-old attacker his Premier League debut earlier this season.