Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is determined to see more youngsters coming through the club.
The Sunday Mirror says Abramovich is determined to follow Barcelona’s example and start promoting from within.
He will expect talented left-back Ryan Bertrand, who made his Champions League debut in the final against Bayern Munich, midfielder Josh McEachran, Oriol Romeu and Nathan Chalobah are part of the first-team squad. Bertrand is likely to be rewarded for his performance in Munich with a new contract.
Abramovich does not want the club’s massive investment into the academy team that won this season’s FA Youth Cup go to waste with 18-year-old attacking midfielder Lucas Piazon and 16-year-old striker Islam Feruz earmarked for big things.