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The Hazard of Being a Promising Youngster!

An inherent problem with having a large youth set-up is the integration of those same youngsters into the first team set up.

The last current first team player to make that step up is John Terry. Many others have been tipped to make the huge leap into the starting eleven of a side that is expected to regularly challenge for major honours.

Although many of us would like to see several of the current crop of youngsters make that leap, our status doesn`t allow a period of grace for young players to be integrated.

Looking back a couple of seasons, Josh McEachran was tipped to go onto great things, but it just hasn`t happened. Now everybody is hoping that Nathaniel Chalobah can make the step up, but whether he can slip into a side that is crammed with full internationals remains to be seen.

Today news has broken that one of our former youngsters, a young player who managed (whilst at Chelsea) to represent England at every level apart from senior, is set to return to England.

Great things were predicted for Michael Mancienne, but as I`ve said previously in this article, Mancienne couldn`t quite make that step up, he couldn`t quite establish himself as the next John Terry.

Mancienne was, eventually, sold to Hamburg but is now set to return to English football with a £1.5 million move to Nottingham Forest on the cards, now whether Mancienne will ever go on to fulfill that enormous potential that saw him tipped as the next great Chelsea youth produce remains to be seen!




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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 16 2014

Time: 12:54PM

Your Comments

No one wonders why that same kid a a lot of kids like him didn't make it somewhere else but were all for giving them a chance and making them a core of the Chelsea first team. I guess Chelsea would be playing in the Championship by now had it been their way..
FS
we cant b tinkin or hopin dat all those youngsters wil make it at CFC but if atleast 1 can make it every 2-3 season wil b very gud 4 us.
Oladsomething
As long as we make profit on them it's as good as they are "making it" here. Well, almost.
FS
if they were good enough they would have set the field ablaze else where. If they couldnt make the difference on loan where there is no much competition how sure are we that they will make it under intense pressure here at chelsea.
smog
 

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