Academy

Opinion

Sometimes young players think they can play easily in the Chelsea first team, but that’s not true.

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Antonio Conte has defended his decision to sell Nathaniel Chalobah, Bertrand Traore and Nathan Ake this summer and has spoken of a lack of patience from youngsters these days.

There has been plenty of debate and comment made this summer over the decision to sell some of our most promising youngsters at the club who have had a taste of Premier League football at Chelsea last season.

Chelsea Academy: The money and pressure in the game has turned the Academy into a money making machine.

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It's been a subject for debate for good knows how many seasons but it's becoming clear that Chelsea's Academy players are becoming more valuable for differing reasons.

The sale of Nathan Ake has for me re-iterated just how much the game has changed in this country. As more and more money is ploughed into our game, expectations increase and with that comes pressure to succeed in the Premier League.

These two youngsters are earmarked for Chelsea first team squad next season.

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According to various reports, Antonio Conte has identified Tammy Abraham and Andreas Christensen as the next of our Academy to integrate into Chelsea's first team squad next season.

John Terry is the last product of our Academy to become a first team player on a regular basis and ever since then, everyone is crying out for someone to make that step up.

John Terry believes the opportunities are there for the Chelsea youngsters now.

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As with every season, the debate rumbles on over the players that have come from our Academy being given a chance in the first team. John Terry believes that there ARE opportunities to do that at Chelsea now.

It's a debate that will continue to be had amongst the Chelsea fans, in pubs and clubs up and down the country.

Is next season Chelsea's best opportunity to bring through the Academy players?

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Our season is over so in my view it's time to focus on what we need to do as a club this summer as we prepare for a season competing in just the domestic competitions. Is this the best opportunity we have had to bring through players from the Academy?

One argument that remains and has done for years now is the chances given to the Academy players in our first team.

REBUILDING CHELSEA: Here's TEN of our loan players that should be considered for the first team.

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Chelsea currently have THIRTY-FOUR players out on loan this season. With no European football and a player exodus predicted, I want to know how many of those you would want to see in our first team next season?

You can find the complete list of those players on the Club Website here but I want to mention the ten names that I believe should be considered.

Chelsea youngster "promoted" to first team squad for Arsenal on Sunday?

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According to reports, after his performance yesterday in the Chelsea U21's 5-0 victory - scoring in front of Guus Hiddink and Roman Abramovich, Charly Musonda has been promoted to the first team squad and could be named on the substitutes bench this weekend against Arsenal.

The young Belgian has a massive future ahead of him in the game and hopefully that will be with the Blues despite being watched by a whole host of names with an interest in signing him in the future.

CHELSEA YOUTH EXODUS? - Backpage Blues PT 1 - @ChelseaFansYT

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Are Chelsea FC moving to Wembley? What do we think about missing out on Turan and a 'youth exodus' at The Bridge? This is Pt1 of this week's BACKPAGE BLUES!
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Should Mourinho give Patrick Bamford a chance in the first team next season?

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Chelsea are on the verge of becoming deserved 2014/2015 Premier League champions during a campaign in which they have dominated at the summit. Many outsiders may claim that Jose Mourinho's side have been ‘boring' in recent weeks, but it has merely been the sign of a professional team getting the job done after blowing everyone away through superb performances earlier in the season to put themselves in a commanding position.

MOURINHO ON LOFTUS-CHEEK: "I believe alot in Ruben".

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High praise for Ruben Loftus-Cheek in Jose Mourinho's press conference yesterday and it was great to see. Ever since John Terry established himself in the first team from our Academy, the club has been looking for the next product to come through - it seems that is all set to be our young midfielder.

Videos

Exclusive: Pies In Prague – Day Two Of The CEE Cup Serves Up An Avalanche Of Goals As Burnley Sashay Into The Semis (Photos & Video)

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Day two of the Generali CEE Cup saw the action open up, the goals flow and Burnley become the first side to book their place in the semi-finals of the competition.

The red hot Prague sun continued to beat down on players and spectators alike. Your reporter came prepared this time, liberally doused in sun cream after ending day one lookinglike the fabled Rock Lobster of B-52s fame.

Chelsea loanee Goals 2015 - Part One

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FA YOUTH CUP FINAL HIGHLIGHTS

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VIDEO: Chelsea beat Manchester City 3-1 in first leg of Youth Cup Final

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CHELSEA 5-2 TOTTENHAM - FA YOUTH CUP | GOALS & HIGHLIGHTS

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Arsenal

Arsenal: Per Mertesacker To Take Over As Academy Manager From Start Of Next Season

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Arsenal have confirmed that Per Mertesacker is to become the new manager of the club's academy come the start of next season.

With his knees beginning to creak and that trademark pace beginning to wane, the veteran centre-halfhas agreed to move into the backroom staff as of 2018/19, by which time he'll be 33.

Which Youth Team Players will make the 1st Team Squad?

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On Monday night I watched a really enjoyable FA Youth Cup semi-final between Arsenal and Man City.

First the bad news. We lost on aggregate and MC had the best two players on the pitch. Brahim Diaz and Manu Garcia, both Spanish, were a constant danger and showed why they are so highly rated.

Which Youth Team Players will make the 1st Team Squad?

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On Monday night I watched a really enjoyable FA Youth Cup semi-final between Arsenal and Man City.

First the bad news. We lost on aggregate and MC had the best two players on the pitch. Brahim Diaz and Manu Garcia, both Spanish, were a constant danger and showed why they are so highly rated.

Did Iwobi just prove Petit wrong about Arsenal problem?

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The former Arsenal and France international star Emmanuel Petit knows a thing or two about what it takes to win a trophy, having won the league and cup in France with Monaco and in England with Arsenal, as well as having a World Cup and a Euro championship winning medals to his name. He also [...]

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Return of an Arsenal legend – Liam Brady

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There is not a lot of Arsenal news around during the international break, but we should take a little time to welcome back a former "King of Highbury", Liam Brady. He left our very successful academy set-up a few years ago, but he is now being brought back as an ambassador for the club, which [...]

Wenger takes NO credit for Arsenal star´s resurgence

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I bet there were not many Arsenal fans who saw this coming. We might have wanted Arsene Wenger to give Francis Coquelin more of a chance in previous seasons, especially as the team´s need for a defensive midfielder was often glaringly obvious and caused us to fall short of our targets. But after the French [.

Chelsea

Chelsea's Four in a row and their sixth FA Youth Cup in eight seasons - Congratulations to our Under-18s.

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Chelsea's under-18's pulled off another stunning victory winning the FA Youth Cup for a fourth year in a row by beating Manchester City 5-1 (6-2 on aggregate) at Stamford Bridge last night.

Having won the title five times in the last seven seasons, there was immense pressure on Jody Morris' side heading into the game last night.

Chelsea U19's reclaim their UEFA Youth League title!

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Chelsea have the best Academy in Europe and it's has been demonstrated for two years running as our Under 19's beat Paris Saint Germain 2-1 yesterday making it back-to-back European titles.

It's a truly fantastic achievement and a credit to everyone involved in the Academy. Plenty of focus has been on how awful our first team have been this season but no one can argue with what the club has been able to produce over the last few seasons.

"I'm hoping I will get a chance under the new manager at Chelsea this summer."

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Fullback Todd Kane has spoken out recently on spending the last four years on loan but has re-iterated his desire to make it at Chelsea. He is hoping for a chance next season.

Kane has spent the last FOUR YEARS out on loan away from Chelsea to aid his development. As with plenty of other players who are now of a certain age, Kane was challenged on his future and any hopes he has to make it here.

U18's Season Review

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As another season comes to a close it is time to look back and reflect on the events that have shaped the season in the Chelsea FC Academy, this week will I will be covering the U18's going over the highs and lows in what has been another greatly successful season.

League Campaign

In case you didn't already know the U18's league campaign was split into 2 rounds this season, the first round round is a league campaign with 2 leagues the north and the south league (Chelsea obviously being in the Southern league).

loan

An English Experiment In Holland

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Chelsea's link with Dutch club Vitesse Arnham has been well documented and in equal measures applauded and derided. It has been a vital proving ground for a number of Chelsea's players over the years giving our young players a chance to play games in a good league at a high level and develop their abilities.

Four More Loans Confirmed

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Yesterday was a busy day for the Chelsea academy, one player moved on for good, another was confirmed as signed and 4 were moved out of the club on loan. Here I will be covering the 4 loan moves that were confirmed.

Andreas Christensen

First up was a move to the Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach for defender Andreas Christensen.

Lewis Baker Loaned To Vitesse

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The loans now will start coming thick and fast and we near the start of Pre Season and as is normal now there will a number of loans going to our friends at Vitesse and the first has already been confirmed in the shape of Lewis Baker.

Baker is not the first English player to make the loan move to Vitesse following in the footsteps of first Sam Hutchinson who barely featured and last season Josh McEachran who after a slow start to life in the Netherlands eventually settled and played well towards the end of the season.

U21s

U19's and U21's Season Review

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As always seems to be the case now the season for the U19's and the U21's has been one of success. It ended in another trophy and a top 3 finish in the league. In this article we will look at the 3 competitions Chelsea were involved in through these age groups and then take a look at the keys statistics for the season.

U21's Aim To Retain Title

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As if there is not enough silverware to show off already at the end of this season with the first team collecting the Premier League title and the League Cup in addition to the U18's retaining the FA Youth Cup and the U19's winning the UEFA Youth League there is a very strong chance that the U21's can retain the U21's Premier League title.

The Rest

News roundup: Starting lineup still TBD, Picault injured, new “Pre-Academy”, more

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At least one starting spot up for grabs, Picault injury, new "Pre-Academy", Ranieri sacked, and the rest of the day's news.

Liverpool Introduce £40,000 Salary Cap For Youth Players In Effort To Curb ‘Too Much, Too Young’ Syndrome

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Liverpool are about to enforce a new salary cap on their youth players in an effort to stave off the "too much, too young" culture that permeates the upper echelons of the professional game.

According to the Telegraph, the club will not allow players under the age of 17 to earn more than £40,000 in their first season as a professional.

Baker Showing Promise At Vitesse

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Vitesse Arnhem's Gelredome has become a common destination for Chelsea's upcoming talent in recent seasons and no less than five academy stars are developing their talents in the Eredivisie this season. Gaining first team experience in the Dutch league is a fantastic opportunity for young Blues players; as far as the class of 2016 is concerned, Lewis Baker stands out as the most encouraging prospect.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek signs new contract and is a massive boost to our Academy after a decade.

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News of Ruben Loftus-Cheek signing a new contract until 2021 is a massive boost to our Academy and for the Chelsea supporters as finally, we have someone make the step up following the footsteps of John Terry.

Ever since Roman Abramovich became the Chelsea Owner, there has been plenty of focus on the monies spent in all areas of the club.

United’s Academy must move forward, says Butt

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Nicky Butt revealed he's very proud to have been named the new Academy coach at Manchester United and that he was looking forward to get started.

Butt, whose appointment to replace Brian McClair was announced on Monday, was adamant the club had all it needed to bridge the gap with its rivals, whose youth sectors have overtaken United's in recent years.

"Play the youngsters at Chelsea!" - This is why it's NOT going to happen!

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There is huge demand for some of our promising youngsters to be playing instead of the likes of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas right now. It's simply never going to happen now this season!

Let me cast your minds back to Carlo Ancelotti's second season at the club after secure our first ever double in 2009-2010.

Josh McEachran Sold To Brentford

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Yesterday the news that had been brewing for a couple of days was finally confirmed and Josh McEachran has indeed left Chelsea on a permanent transfer to Championship club Brentford.

This summer sees a blow to the academy (even though it has been on the cards for a while now) in that 2 of the brightest and most talented academy players have now left the club for good.

Jose Mourinho responds to calls to promote from Academy this summer.

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With the success the Academy has had at Chelsea over the last few seasons and this one in particular, there have been plenty of calls for Chelsea to promote from within rather than spend money this summer. Jose Mourinho has those calls.
He said:
'I cannot have a squad of 10 men and 10 kids.

UEFA Youth League Champions!

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Chelsea's U19 side has become Champions of Europe with a 3-2 victory this afternoon over Shakhtar Donetsk. Two goals from Izzy Brown and one from Dominic Solanke won it for Chelsea!