Chelsea: 5 Exciting Youngsters that have unlimited Potential

Chelsea Youngsters ruben loftus cheek

Chelsea are renowned to have one of the best Youth academies in the World with the Blues Colts the defending Champions of the Under-18 Premier League and are also the most successful English Team in the UEFA Youth League having won the Tournament twice.


So here’s a look at five exciting Chelsea youngsters who have Potential to achieve great things at Stamford Bridge in the years to come. Note that any player under the age of 23 is considered a youngster and even players from Chelsea’s Loan army are being taken into consideration. So here it is.

5. Mason Mount- 19 Years Old

The 19-Year-old is Touted to be one of the best Midfielders for not only Chelsea but also for England. Mount is Currently on Loan at Derby County where under Frank Lampard he is continuing his development and is turning some heads.

Mason Mount

Mount had a chance to show his parent Club what he’s made of when Derby squared off against Chelsea in the League Cup where Chelsea had to work exceptionally hard to register a 3 – 2 win over Derby but Mount proved his mettle with a Wonderful assist and exceptional passing from Midfield. 

 

 

4. Callum Hudson-Odoi- 18 Years Old

Hudson-Odoi was the talk of the town during the whole of Chelsea’s Pre-Season. With Eden Hazard and Willian recovering from long World Cup campaigns, Callum Hudson-Odoi Stepped in and was absolutely sensational.

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Though the youngster didn’t score any goals he showed an awful amount of flair and drive as he dribbled past defenders with ease to create Goals for Chelsea. With reports emerging that Hudson-Odoi is now set for a Loan move in order to get more game time, we sincerely hope that he hits the ground running at his Club and comes back a much-improved player.

 

 

3. Ethan Ampadu- 18 Years Old

Ampadu is a special player. Let me tell you why Firstly, the Welsh youngster is versatile and can be deployed at CM, CDM and at CB.

Ethan Ampadu

Second, he has the composure and calmness of a Seasoned campaigner, Ampadu made his debut for Chelsea at the age of 17 and he was calm on the ball, effective and very Impressive. He is a regular in the Senior Welsh team and has just signed a new long-term contract with Chelsea. Big things are expected from Ampadu, let’s see if he can live up to the expectation.

 

 

2. Andreas Christensen- 22 Years Old

Christensen may have been neglected by Sarri this Season but I still feel the Danish youngster has a future at Stamford Bridge, or at least I hope he does.

Andreas Christensen

Christensen has maturity and solidity that is way beyond his years, he is expected to be one of the greatest Centre-Backs of his Generation. With an aging David Luiz, Christensen needs to start taking seriously, the game time he gets and needs to impress Maurizio Sarri soon. If Chelsea let him go, like Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne, and Romelu Lukaku, Christensen would be another one that got away.

 

 

1. Ruben Loftus-Cheek- 22 Years Old

Loftus-Cheek has been spoken about for a long time and to be fair he’s lived up to the hype as well. Loftus-Cheek’s performances for Chelsea this Season have been particularly good especially in a Home game against BATE Borisov where he went on to score a Hattrick.

Chelsea Youngsters ruben loftus cheek

With Reports emerging that Loftus-Cheek will be loaned out for 6 Months in January and maybe Half a Season of regular Game-Time and no injuries is exactly what the English International needs. Furthermore, Cesc Fabregas is bound to leave the Club and Mateo Kovacic’s future is still unclear so maybe coming back an improved player with lesser competition may just elevate Loftus-Cheek’s Chelsea Career. 

Ethan Ampadu extends Contract with Chelsea

Ethan Ampadu extends Contract with Chelsea

Chelsea Youngster and Welsh International Ethan Ampadu has signed a Five-Year Contract extension with the West London Club. The Versatile Welshman just turned 18 this month but surprisingly has the composure and Maturity of a seasoned player. Ampadu will be a key player for Chelsea in the future and it’s good to see the Club tying their Youth down to new contracts rather than selling them to rivaling Premier League Clubs like in the case of Dominic Solanke to Liverpool or Nathaniel Chalobah to Watford.

Ampadu signed from Exeter City in July 2017 and quickly rose through the Youth ranks at West London. Ampadu’s versatility is what makes him special as he’s comfortable playing at both Centre-Back and Central Midfield. He made his Senior Club debut in a League Cup game against Nottingham Forrest when he came on as a Substitute for Cesc Fabregas in the Second half. The then 17-Year-Old became the first Chelsea player to be born in the 21st Century and the Welsh National went on to even make his Premier League debut against Huddersfield in December.

Ampadu was delighted upon signing a Contract extension with Chelsea, “I’m really proud and happy, I’m looking forward to the next five years and all I have got to do now is continue to work hard, and hopefully good things will happen.” 

Good things seem to happen already for Ampadu as he was selected ahead of Premier League winning Midfielder and 30 Million Pound signing, Danny Drinkwater for Chelsea’s Europa League trip to Greece. Though Ampadu didn’t make the Bench for the win against PAOK, he’s still held in high regard by Manager Maurizio Sarri.

Ethan Ampadu is already a full-fledged International Player for the Welsh team and has made 4 appearances for his Country. The Youngster was particularly impressive in a 4-1 win against the Republic of Ireland, finishing with 2 assists. Ampadu is definitely a player to watch out for and Hopefully Chelsea can groom him into the great player we all know he can be.

Denmark 2 – 0 Wales | UEFA Nations League

Denmark 2 - 0 Wales | UEFA Nations League

Denmark grab their first 3 points in the UEFA Nations League B after a 2-0 victory over Wales.

Wales suffered a poor defeat against Denmark yesterday. Christian Eriksen’s brace guaranteed a comfortable win against Wales in Denmark’s UEFA Nations League opener.

Denmark were back to their full squad after their senior players boycotted Wednesday’s 3-0 friendly disappointment against Slovakia over a commercial rights argument.

The Danes started the match sluggishly with the Welsh proving to be the better team in the initial periods. Ryan Giggs‘ men seemed to bring their previous game’s momentum with them as they started on the front foot. Gareth Bale unleashed a shot just wide of the post in the 29th minute. However, their fresh start was undone as they went behind in the 32nd minute. Lasse Schone found Henrik Dalsgaard with a long pass and he then assisted Christian Eriksen, whose low driven strike went in off the post.

Matters got worse for Wales when the referee pointed to spot after he concluded Viktor Fischer‘s shot to have hit Ethan Ampadu on the arm. Eriksen then scored his second from the spot with a confidently struck penalty past Hennessey in the 63rd minute.

Wales still put up a fight for the rest of the match, but Denmark’s dynamic display was eventually enough to give them a triumphant start to their UEFA Nations League campaign.

For a budding Wales side, this was a match that snapped the Welsh back to reality after their 4-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland just 3 days prior, in what was Ryan Giggs’ first competitive match in charge. While the Irish side gave a little fight, Denmark was a considerably more challenging test for Wales. It was a harsh lesson for them but one which was essential for the further development of the side.

The result leaves both the teams level on 3 points while the Republic of Ireland stay at the bottom with 0 points.

Ireland face Denmark first on 14th October and then Wales on 17th October in their next UEFA Nations League B fixtures.

Wales 4 – 1 Republic of Ireland | UEFA Nations League

Wales 4 - 1 Republic of Ireland | UEFA Nations League

Wales Managed to secure 3 points in UEFA Nations League match after a 4-1 victory against Ireland.

Wales manager Ryan Giggs experienced an extraordinary victory in his first home match in charge as they secured a 4-1 win over Ireland in their opening UEFA Nations League match at Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday.

Wales had not beaten Ireland for 26 years, never in a competitive match and had scored only 2 times in their last seven meetings but ended that jinx during a spectacular opening 45 minutes in which Tom Lawrence scored at the 6th minute, Gareth Bale at the 18th minute taking a Ben Davies pass on his chest and curling a left-footed beauty beyond Randolph, and Aaron Ramsey at the 37th minute to finish inside the near post. Connor Roberts made it 4-0 soon after the break at the 55th minute.

Ireland managed to score a goal in the 66th minute by Shaun Williams. He was drowned out by a chorus of Welsh anthems echoing around the stadium. Wales are said to go there in high spirits as Giggs has thoughtfully and quickly put his powerful stamp on his team blending experience with exciting young talents such as Chelsea center-back Ethan Ampadu.

In Giggs’s first two matches as coach, resurgent Wales have scored 10 times after he began his work with a 6-0 victory. Playing with the kind of pace and energy Giggs was perceived for his illustrious Manchester United playing career.