Chelsea beat Shakhtar Donetsk 3-2 in Switzerland on Monday in the UEFA Youth League final, as the Blues’ Under-19s were crowned European champions thanks to superb finishes from Izzy Brown and Dominic Solanke.
Chelsea’s academy has some fine talent in its ranks – but will Jose Mourinho ever turn to the youngster’s at the club, instead of Roman Abramovich’s cheque book in order to add quality to the first-team?
Here’s six players from the Stamford Bridge outfit’s U19 side that the Portuguese should be keeping a close eye on…
The Blues’ man of the match in the final, as the forward scored twice to help Chelsea lift the trophy.
The 18-year-old was almost unstoppable for Shaktar – but with a chance in the first-team likely to be quite a way off, the attacker should most certainly be pushing himself at a higher level.
The England U-19 international is already beginning to catch the eye of first-team boss Jose Mourinho, with the Portuguese recently naming the youngster on the bench for the senior side’s clash with Queens Park Rangers at the weekend.