AVB on McEachran: “His Brain Is Five Yards Ahead”

It’s no secret to anyone who reads TheChelseaBlog that I genuienly believe the sun shines out of Josh McEachran’s rear end – I know a lot of our opposition suggest he’s overrated but they just wish he was. God knows why they’d begrudge us a bit of success from our academy though considering the last [...]

Is ‘Radical’ Really Not Required At Chelsea?

I’m going to have a moan. I know we’re barely into pre-season, I know it’s early days for AVB, I know I should have a bit more faith and patience – but I’m going to have a good whinge anyway!

Do Chelsea Youngsters Really Stand A Chance?

Fabio Borini was one of Chelsea’s younger players who prompted a bit of debate amongst supporters over the past season. On loan at Swansea, Borini was regarded by some as one of the young players we should be giving a new contract to – Chelsea clearly didn’t agree and Borini has made his thoughts on [...]

CHELSEA 3-2 United (FA Youth Cup semi-final first leg): Highlights (video)

What’s Next For Chelsea’s Youngsters?

I’ve supported Chelsea a long time now (a bloody long time actually) but in all those years, I can’t ever remember there being so much excitement around our academy. Maybe because the club itself has never really invested quite the same in it as it does now but they definitely warrant the attention they’re getting [...]

TCB 2010 Awards: Most Promising Youngster

Nominees: Jeffrey Bruma, Gael Kakuta, Patrick van Aanholt, Josh McEachran.

Who Is Nathan Ake?

Chelsea have agreed a deal to bring Nathan Ake to Stamford Bridge ahead of his 16th birthday in February. Feyenoord sporting director, Leo Beenhakker, is furious with the news, singling out English clubs for criticism in pursuit of youthful talent. “It’s driving me crazy that hot prospects are walking away from us like this,” Beenhakker [...]

Abramovich Patience Pays Off For Chelsea

I have to admit I’ve never had a lot of time for Frank Arnesen. Being at Spurs, I never really wanted him at Chelsea in the first place, so when the rumours were doing the rounds he could be part of a scouting staff cull in 2008, I was pretty happy to hear it.

Ancelotti Gives Priority To Youth

Yes, here we are again. Another youth rant. But this time there is a lot more potential to the story.

Chelsea: The Age Old Question…..

Some 18 months ago now, TheChelseaBlog was talking about the need for us to introduce some of our younger players into the first team.