Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gave 19-year-old Ruben Loftus-Cheek his first start for the club against Liverpool on Sunday.
The 53-year-old isn’t known for his willingness to trust younger players, but with their Under 18’s side recently winning the FA Youth Cup he could be set to change his ways.
There is certainly a lot of talent coming through the Blues’ academy, and here are five of the best who could be forcing their way in to the first team soon…
5) Izzy Brown, AMR/L/C
Signed from West Brom when he was only 16-years-old, the teenager has never appeared for the Blues. However, he was a part of the team that won the FA Youth Cup, and could make his first team debut before the end of the season after being named on the bench several times. The forward is also one of three who manager Jose Mourinho said will play for England one day, reported the Daily Mail at the time.