Premier League giants Chelsea boast what is one of the best run youth systems in the world, if not the best. The London club’s dominance in the lower levels of English football has been well documented, and it truly pays tribute to the amount of dedication and resources that have gone into making sure that they’re able to produce high quality players. Although it’s only recently that names like Mason Mount, Reece James and Tammy Abraham have been able to find a place, the youngsters who are still at the club will likely be motivated to work harder by this fact.
One of the things that Chelsea have been perpetually criticised for is their expansive loan system. The Blues have among the highest loan numbers in the entirety of Europe’s top-flight, and while that could be perceived as simply a money-making scheme, there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Considering the sheer number of top-class players that Chelsea produce, integrating all of them into the first-team is an impossible task. Hence, the loan system works as an assessment of sorts, to understand whether the players in question are actually good enough to represent what is one of the biggest and most renowned teams in Europe.
Although many said that players like James, Mount and Abraham only got opportunities last season because of the transfer ban, their inclusion in the team this season has quietened a lot of the negativity. Despite the arrivals of world-class names like Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva, the youngsters have seemingly kept their places in the squad, at least to a certain extent. What this means is that with hard work and commitment to the cause, there is still every chance that more academy products could be drafted in. Let’s use this time to identify 3 on-loan Chelsea youngsters who have a future at the club.
Here Are The 3 On-Loan Chelsea Youngsters Who Have A Future At The Club:
This 20-year-old England U-21 international has been a known name around Stamford Bridge for a long time now and with good reason. Having joined the Chelsea academy as a kid many years ago, Guehi’s development as a centre-half has been consistent, to say the least. Currently, on loan at Championship side Swansea City, the Ivorian born defender has become a regular in Steve Cooper’s promotion chasing outfit.
Standing at over 1.8m tall, Guehi has all the prerequisites to become a first-team defender at Chelsea, and considering the pace at which he’s been growing in stature, it wouldn’t be overly surprising to see him break in either.
The fact that a club like West Bromwich Albion, upon gaining promotion to the Premier League, decided to sign the Englishman on loan, says a lot about his quality. An attacking midfielder by position, the youngster has been touted to achieve big things by the Chelsea faithful, and it wouldn’t be shocking to see the 20-year-old break into the Blues’ eleven in the next few years. An excellent passer of the ball, he spent time in the Championship last season, where during stints and both Charlton and Swansea, he impressed thoroughly.
The 19-year-old is one of the younger players in the loan army, but his performances this season have been impressing the staff and fans alike. Having joined Vitesse Arnhem on loan in the summer, the striker has gone on to score four goals in eight appearances in the Eredivisie. Another one of Broja’s biggest selling points is the fact that he’s already made his Chelsea debut, having made a short substitute appearance in the Blues’ 4-0 win against Everton last season. Despite the London club’s wealth of talent in the attacking areas, there’s every chance that Broja makes a name for himself at Stamford Bridge in the years to come.