Chelsea’s young side littered with talent with Chalobah, Mount and Sterling equipped to go to the very top
CHELSEA stormed to their fourth successive FA Youth Cup success with a 5-1 demolition of Manchester City on Wednesday night.
Jody Morris’ side turned on the style to see off their closest rivals 6-2 on aggregate with a display that proved the future is bright at Stamford Bridge.
The path to the first team at Chelsea is a tough one, with youngsters forced to fight for a place with some of the biggest stars in world football.
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But the current crop is blessed with outstanding potential across the pitch who the club believe can make the transition into top professionals.
And SunSport runs the rule over three of the best talents to keep an eye on – who all have the chance to reach the very top for club and country.
Younger brother of current Chelsea first-team midfielder Nathaniel, there is hope within Chelsea he could establish himself as the bedrock of the first team defence for years to come.
Made his debut in the club’s under-21 team when still a schoolboy, Chalobah is the dominant force in the Blues defence and plays with the calm assurance of players like Rio Ferdinand and Ledley King.
Already tied down to a professional contract despite still only 17, Chalobah captains England at under-17 level and has also been advanced to the under-19s national side.
Scored the opening goal in Wednesday’s second-leg win over City with a powerful header and already has the all-round game to be able to thrive at senior level.
Captain of the all-conquering youth team, Mount is gaining a reputation for developing into a a creative attacking midfielder who also has the ability to compete physically.
The 18-year-old from Portsmouth has starred for England at four age groups up to under-19s, and has been accelerated through to the development squad.
Chelsea have such high hopes for the playmaker they have already handed him a four-year professional contract and is one of the youngsters who has caught the eye of first team boss Antonio Conte.
Good with either foot, with the ability to unlock defences with his passing range and skill, Mount is tipped to make the transition into the first team squad in the next year.
Originally signed as a defender, Sterling is flourishing in the right-wingback role adopted by Chelsea and is another 17-year-old who has already signed a professional contract.
Combines strong defensive abilities with electric pace and was the star man in the Youth Cup final win, scoring the final goal in the thrashing of City.
The north London youngsters has already represented England up to under-19s level, and as a schoolboy was part of UEFA Youth League winning side.
Has been earmarked as a genuine talent to watch by both Chelsea and the England national team set-up.