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Chelsea wonderkids who are yet to make an impact at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea is consistently crunching out quality youngsters, but with their much-criticized loan system in place, very few youngsters are able to make it the first squad. However, they did win the UEFA Youth League in 2015 and 2016 against the likes of Real Madrid and PSG, which just shows the quality of young players at Stamford Bridge.

With that being said, Lntup takes a look at four Chelsea youth players that are yet to make a first-team appearance

Lewis Baker

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We start off with a player you probably would have heard of but he’s still yet to make a first-team appearance for Chelsea. Baker has spent the last two seasons in the Dutch top-flight with Vitesse scoring 15 goals in 39 appearances.The 22-year-old English midfielder is a         set-piece specialist, but with increasing competition from Chelsea-bound French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic, his appearances look unlikely.

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Mario Pašalić  

Mario Pašalić the only player on this list who isn’t actually a product of Chelsea’s Academy. Pašalić actually began his career with Hajduk Split but was then signed by the Blues in 2014. He spent the last three seasons on loan with the likes of Elche, Monaco and A.C. Milan. The Croatian midfielder has already played top-flight football in Spain, France and Italy but is yet to make an appearance for the Blues.

Charly Musonda  

Quite possibly the most exciting player in the youth ranks at Stamford Bridge is certainly one to look out for. The 20-year old can operate even as an attacking midfielder or as a winger. Blessed with great close control, pace and the intelligence to pick out a pass, the Belgian is dubbed as the “Next Ronaldo” by many. Musonda has spent last season on loan at Real Betis and may be expected to go out for a season or two again. With Eden Hazard in the left wing, the duo can take Chelsea to new heights.


Jeremie Boga

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Yet another Chelsea youngster, who last season was loaned to La Liga side Granada has been with a blue since he was 12 years old. More comfortable in an attacking midfielder role or a winger, Boga is still really raw but possesses genuine pace and it’s a real menace on the ball. If he continues to develop he could be the one for the future.

So with so much talent at their disposal, Antonio Conte must be very selective about whom to loan out and whom to select, as the Blues will need more squad depth because they are now in the Champions League as well. So if a handful of youngsters steps up their game then it will be of great help for both Conte and Chelsea.