The Blues have been buying youth in to their reserve squads for a while now…
Chelsea have had a policy of buying in youngsters to their youth squads and then selling them on with a profit in recent years, and the sales of Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne are just the first players to have come through and been sold because of it.
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However, what could happen if they held on to these youngsters? Here is the team they could have in a decade…
GK) Thibaut Courtois, aged 32 in 2024
The Belgian is already a key member of the first team.