English giants Chelsea are known to bolster some startling academy graduates,those minds little to be world class in future. These players soar high in their ranks even at the tender age of playing football and gunning on challenges that make their name headlines on newspapers. Take the example of Callum John Hudson Odoi who became a World Cup winner at the U17 level and moreover, his sparkling talent ensured Maurizio Sarri to land the future prospect in the starting eleven of the Community Shield clash against reigning champions Manchester City. It is true that he won’t get the nod over Eden Hazard, if the Belgian stays or any other experienced player replace him or any other way around, but he would certainly enjoy game time in Cup competition or as a super sub in crucial stages.
Maddox’s loan move from Chelsea to fourth-tier club Cheltenham Town has raised some eyebrows. Jacob’s spirited and lavishing contribution on the pitch had caught eyes in his country. The Mido is quite content with his character on the pitch, serving every word of his manager and this shows that he has tremendous future ahead. But it is a wait to watch that will he remain a blue on his board’s consideration or wear his number in different colour. Till then, this loan stint marks as a decider.
It is sad to see such talented young stars being sent away on loan season after season, as they fail to make it to the first team. If given more opportunities, these players can do so much more for the club in the long run. However, it just keeps happening over and over again, season after season that they are just sent away for multiple stints and nothing seems to materialize.
These players are winners at the U-17, U-19, U-21 and various other levels too for Chelsea and can really make a major impact. The club doesn’t really need to spend the kind of money that they splash around for new signings, when they have such talents amongst their ranks already.