Premier League giants Chelsea are now one of the biggest teams in England again, having acquired a host of top-level players over the course of the summer transfer window. Not only did they manage to attract some of the most sought-after talents in world football, but they’ve also successfully gone on to integrate a majority of them into the first-team picture. Frank Lampard’s men have started the current campaign in blistering fashion, with just two points separating them from Liverpool and Tottenham at the top of the league table.
The campaign didn’t kick off in the perfect manner for the Blues, as a number of injuries before the league even began, heavily hindered their progress. However, after these names returned to the team, and Lampard was given an opportunity to impart his personality on the side, they’re yet to lose a game. The defeat to Liverpool in the second week remains their only one in the league so far this term, with the London club yet to be on the losing side over ninety minutes across all the other competitions this season as well.
The likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell have all started life as Chelsea players in commendable manner, with Brazilian veteran Thiago Silva deserving a special mention for his efforts at the heart of defence as well. As good as they’ve been, it must be taken into account that Chelsea’s young guns from last season have also had important parts to play. Having found a common ground, fans and pundits alike are now tipping Chelsea to be a genuine contender for the Premier League title this season.
Here Are The 3 Chelsea youngsters Who Will Surely Have Bright Futures:
3 Chelsea Youngsters Who Will Surely Have Bright Futures
The talented Englishman has become a regular under Frank Lampard, having made one of the midfield roles in the engine room his own. Not only is he capable of producing the goods in an attacking sense, but his general work-rate and attitude have been top notch so far this season as well. Capable of producing excellent passes and finishes in the final third, Mount is likely to be a regular in the Blues’ lineup for a long time to come. The Chelsea academy graduate is the catalyst for most of the Blues’ defensive pressing, and his influence in the team cannot be underplayed.
This is another Englishman who has taken the Chelsea squad by storm this season, in that he has managed to keep Spanish full-back Cesar Azpilicueta out of the eleven. The skipper was undoubtedly the first-choice at Stamford Bridge till last season, which is when Lampard introduced Reece James into the mix. Not only has he managed to make the right-back role his own, but his attacking contributions have been catching the eye of fans all over the world as well. Although this might lead people to believe that he isn’t a good defender, that’s not the case at all. Strong and quick off the ball as well, James is surely going to keep the first-choice right-back role for a long time to come.
The young Scot was acquired from Rangers for £500k in 2017, in a deal that many pundits and fans alike, considered to be a ludicrous one. However, a few years on, and Gilmour has been turning heads all over the Premier League. Bringing him into the side is something that Lampard was actually forced to do, as a number of his midfield options picked up injuries or suspensions simultaneously midway through last season. It’s safe to say that Gilmour grabbed his opportunity with both hands. Since then, an injury has caused him to face a spell out, but having now returned, it’s almost guaranteed that the youngster will have a part to play at Stamford Bridge in the years to come.