ANOTHER YOUNGSTER LEAVES STAMFORD BRIDGE; WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR YOUNG PLAYERS IN CHELSEA FC?



From 2004 till date Chelsea has önly seen John Terry as the only player that has made it through the youth system and went on to become a success. Although the club's policy may not have been clearly defined, one thing that has been evident is that since Club Owner Roman Abrahamovic took over in 2004, the Club has raked in 5 premier league title, one champions league title and a host of many other domestic trophies. However the fan base has always bemoaned the poor transition of great prospects into the first team as many are either loaned or sold off. Nevertheless the Chelsea U21 and U18 have exceled with the likes of Fikayo Tomori, the now sold Dominic Solanke, Andrea Christensen, Tammy Abraham and more than a dozen others who have keep on winning trophies in the youth level. Just today the sale of promising prospect was announced and it was the talented Nathan Ake who was not even given a chance to cut his teeth in the first team. Earlier in the previous weeks we saw Dominic Solanke a fine player who could have been drafted into the team and given a chance to at least play the cup competition sold to Liverpool, and even the lanky talented forward Bertrand Traore sold as well. The future hardly holds anything for the likes of Nathaniel Chalobah and Loftus Cheek, and its only a matter of time before they are yanked off the team. On the long run Chelsea will be a team which cannot groom young talents, in a market where the likes of 18 year old Kylian Mbappe is worth £100M, Abrahamovic needs to start reviewing the club policy instead of spending hugely and reduce the risk of having flops like the likes Of Demba Ba Fernando Torres and many more. Arsenal and other top teams would be looking at Chelsea and the non-challant way of handling youth system and in the long run after buying and buying and buying again Chelsea stands a chance of losing their ground at the top.

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