A little CFC Youth Report

Chelsea Youngsters

This piece will aim to focus on the great youngster we are lucky to have at Chelsea. I’ll only be writing about the players who are currently aged 23 or under, otherwise we could be here all day.

We are blessed at the amount of amazing youngsters we have under contract at Chelsea. Many already play for the first team and some out on loan still learning their trade. One day, they should all be part of a great Chelsea squad with even more new faces.

This is the full list of our under-23 players who are out on loan (Picture on the left). This list includes the talented Belgian trio of Lukaku, De Bruyne and Courtois. As well as young English talents like Josh McEachran and Nathaniel Chalobah who are both at Championship clubs for the 2012-13 season.

All these players should one day feature for our first as they have immense talents, even at their young age. Some players have actually represented their nations like Jeffrey Bruma, who has played for Holland 4 times already. Our Belgian trio mentioned earlier are regular names on the Belgium team. Others, play for their countries younger teams like Chalobah, who captained England’s under-17’s and is now part of their under-19s. Kalas, Van Aanholt, McEachran, Conor Clifford, Davila, Thorgan Hazard, Lalkovic, Delaj and Gael Kakuta all their play for the under-21s of their respective countries.


When all these players reach their potential, we will have posses a hell of lot of talented players. I wish all these players play for us in the future because it’d be beneficial to have home grown players. With future UEFA plans, we can’t continue to spend big on players like we did and still do now. We have to rely more youth players. 


All these players on the left are under-23 and already in the first team for Chelsea. A couple of years ago, we barely had any young players in our squad and now majority of starters are under-25, that is great for the future. Hazard and Oscar are two of the first players to be picked in our starting eleven. That shows how much we value our younger players nowadays. In addition we have the likes of Romeu, Bertrand and Sturridge who seem to improve every game and are on the fringe of being starters. New boys, Azpilicueta, Marin and Moses have shown a lot of promise in their short time at Chelsea and I believe they will stars in the coming years.

These young players really excite me and I hope they get more game time so they can improve even more so. We have a great amount of young players in our system and I hope we sign younger and improving players like Hazard and Oscar and not old players in decline like we did in the past.


Anything else I should write about? Please let me know. Thanks for reading this, hope you enjoyed it.


By: @NumanCFC

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17 Comments
  1. Anonymous says

    Yea, i think there is a great talent in our system we all seems to be over looking. He is our youth goalkeeper. Blackman. I av been following that his development for a long time now. He is an embodiment of talent. Hilario should be now serving as our goalkeeper under study coach. He has served us well in the past. Lets give Blackman the chance. So that next season, it ll be Cech, Courtois and Blackman. What a festival of talents it ll be at the BRIDGE. From Arthur Osadebe

  2. Anonymous says

    Yea, i think there is a great talent in our system we all seems to be over looking. He is our youth goalkeeper. Blackman. I av been following that his development for a long time now. He is an embodiment of talent. Hilario should be now serving as our goalkeeper under study coach. He has served us well in the past. Lets give Blackman the chance. So that next season, it ll be Cech, Courtois and Blackman. What a festival of talents it ll be at the BRIDGE. From Arthur Osadebe

  3. @NumanCFC says

    Yeah he has a great future ahead of him. I didn't write about our youth team in this, maybe next time

  4. @NumanCFC says

    Yeah he has a great future ahead of him. I didn't write about our youth team in this, maybe next time

  5. Anonymous says

    OK, tanks. From Arthur Osadebe

  6. Anonymous says

    OK, tanks. From Arthur Osadebe

  7. Anonymous says

    Blessed with bunch of talented youngster and yet we spend huge money on old players. We should endeavour to integrate these young players into the team bcos they need playing time to improve. Nice piece.

  8. Anonymous says

    Blessed with bunch of talented youngster and yet we spend huge money on old players. We should endeavour to integrate these young players into the team bcos they need playing time to improve. Nice piece.

  9. Anonymous says

    They will get playing time out on loan. Those that impress and develop properly would be brought back and integrated into the team accordingly less we buy other players who show what we need.

  10. Anonymous says

    They will get playing time out on loan. Those that impress and develop properly would be brought back and integrated into the team accordingly less we buy other players who show what we need.

  11. Anonymous says

    I hope we nt end up losing all these young talented players when d r ready 2 play unlike arsenal(kids fc) club. Hope 2 c all of dem play 2gether n replace all our older players nt sell dem out oooooo, or buy already-made EXPENSIVE players 2 take their places i beg oooooo. UP BLUES, UP OUR YOUTH PLAYERS(LOANED OR NT LOANED), UP ALL CHELSEA FANS/PLAYERS . God bless U ALL. Ifeanyi-JEFF 4m Lagos Nigeria

  12. Anonymous says

    I hope we nt end up losing all these young talented players when d r ready 2 play unlike arsenal(kids fc) club. Hope 2 c all of dem play 2gether n replace all our older players nt sell dem out oooooo, or buy already-made EXPENSIVE players 2 take their places i beg oooooo. UP BLUES, UP OUR YOUTH PLAYERS(LOANED OR NT LOANED), UP ALL CHELSEA FANS/PLAYERS . God bless U ALL. Ifeanyi-JEFF 4m Lagos Nigeria

  13. Anonymous says

    A player I woulda loved to see grow among the chelsea stars is Michael Mancienne but he wasn't given the oppurtunity! I hope the likes of Bruma and McEachran won't end up like him too…..!

  14. Anonymous says

    A player I woulda loved to see grow among the chelsea stars is Michael Mancienne but he wasn't given the oppurtunity! I hope the likes of Bruma and McEachran won't end up like him too…..!

    1. Juliana says

      MattMost definately he is a sirvuvor, he was expected to be a bench warmer when Roman came but he stuck it out. He came back from the dead under hiddink, when he could not fit into the diamond everyone thought it was over but he made it his own and when AVB put him out he ended up winning the CL finally.But for the first time since last year frank’s fitness has come into question, earlier we used to doubt which formation he could fit into now we doubt which match he can play, wether he can cover the ground wether he can change his game for the team, hes past 34 dont remember many players changing so much after that.Reply

  15. Papie says

    I like the fact that youngsters like Piazon and bertrand who served their time in our youth ranks and on loan are now getting runs in the first team on a regular basis. The league cup tie against Man Utd where Romeu and Piazon were part of the starting XI, is part of the proof of how RDM is trying to fast track the development of our youth players.

    We have a few problems in terms of depth in the current squad, we could use some players out on loan to solve this issue. Upfront there's the obvious choice of Sturridge to replace Torres, we have Lukaku out on loan as well so i dont see the urgent need to buy a new striker. Moses and Piazon can also fill in when needed here. In the MAZACAR trio we have plenty to choose from, Piazon, Marin, Moses… These three could even fill in for MAZACAR one day although MOPIMA or PIMAMO doesnt roll off the tongue like MAZACAR 😛

    I think our defence is the place that's best covered at the moment, RDM needs to put a leash on Luiz's forward surges but overall i think we are fine. Cahill and Terry hold it well, with Iva and Cole as our primary wingbacks. Cesar (i have no idea why people call the man DAVE) and Ryan are the best understudies in the league. They will be at Fabio's level or beyond in a year or two.

    Our goalkeeping section is the most competitive. Cech is the man, period! but we have Nathan in the youth team and Tibault on loan, these two chaps are the future!!!

  16. Papie says

    I like the fact that youngsters like Piazon and bertrand who served their time in our youth ranks and on loan are now getting runs in the first team on a regular basis. The league cup tie against Man Utd where Romeu and Piazon were part of the starting XI, is part of the proof of how RDM is trying to fast track the development of our youth players.

    We have a few problems in terms of depth in the current squad, we could use some players out on loan to solve this issue. Upfront there's the obvious choice of Sturridge to replace Torres, we have Lukaku out on loan as well so i dont see the urgent need to buy a new striker. Moses and Piazon can also fill in when needed here. In the MAZACAR trio we have plenty to choose from, Piazon, Marin, Moses… These three could even fill in for MAZACAR one day although MOPIMA or PIMAMO doesnt roll off the tongue like MAZACAR 😛

    I think our defence is the place that's best covered at the moment, RDM needs to put a leash on Luiz's forward surges but overall i think we are fine. Cahill and Terry hold it well, with Iva and Cole as our primary wingbacks. Cesar (i have no idea why people call the man DAVE) and Ryan are the best understudies in the league. They will be at Fabio's level or beyond in a year or two.

    Our goalkeeping section is the most competitive. Cech is the man, period! but we have Nathan in the youth team and Tibault on loan, these two chaps are the future!!!

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