What’s Next For Chelsea’s Youngsters?

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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 lately.Read More

TCB 2010 Awards: Most Promising Youngster

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

Who Is Nathan Ake?

nathan-akeChelsea 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 said.… Read More

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.Read More

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.Read More

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. Read More

Why Ancelotti Is Right Not To Splash The Cash

TheChelseaBlog always welcomes comments and opinions from supporters everywhere and another new feature this season will be regular posts from guest writers. Today’s contribution is from Chelsea fan Gary Robertson, so have a read:

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Chelsea Focus On Young Talent

I’ve talked about our younger players on here before, usually with a view to us bringing them into the squad but don’t always pick out specific individuals. So, whilst our older players are out of the way and because I seem to be having more conversations lately around Ancelotti’s future plans for some of our Academy players, I’ve taken a closer look at some them in action.Read More