Dujon Sterling, Trevor Chalobah & the top five teenage stars to watch at Chelsea

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The Blues' academy is one of the best in Europe and they have yet more talent coming through their ranks in Jody Morris' Under-18 team

Chelsea's academy at Cobham Training Centre is regarded as one of the best in the world after their team claimed back-to-back Uefa Youth League and FA Youth Cup titles.

The youth system is producing talent at an impressive rate, as innovative scouting and coaching methods are combined with big budgets to secure the best youngsters from across England.

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Who are the next young prospects hoping to match the success and reverence enjoyed by the likes of club captain John Terry? Can anyone draw the same excitement that the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham currently are?

Goal selects five talents to keep an eye on.


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Dujon Sterling is not related to Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, but he shares pace and trickery with his namesake. He couples that with being very strong for his age.

He has played everywhere on the pitch except in goal and central midfield. Before turning 17, he had represented England's Under-19s as well as Chelsea's Under-23 side.

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The youngster has been at Chelsea since he was nine and his lack of social media presence is unusual for a player of his age. He could develop into a player who is similar to Victor Moses.

Sterling has an eye for goal and scored his most important one yet in the FA Youth Cup final last season against Manchester City.


Jay Dasilva

Jay Dasilva is the only player on our list to have made a senior appearance and is Chelsea's youngest loanee - having joined Charlton Athletic in January. The 18-year-old is a left back, but he can also play as a wing-back or left-sided midfielder.

He has only made two appearances for Charlton so far since his move, but there is not as much pressure on him to see minutes as the rest of Chelsea's loanees due to his age. He is very strong and good on the ball, but he lacks height at under 5ft 7in.

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Chelsea also have Jay's young twin brothers in their academy; Cole and Rio. Cole is currently impressing as a member of Jody Morris' Under-18s side. The trio will cost Chelsea around £1 million if they make the first team after a unique deal was put in place for The Blues to sign the trio from Luton Town.

Meanwhile, Jay, who is a year older than the other two, was involved in the UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup triumphs of last season. Ian Wright commented after Dasilva's impressive Youth League final performance against Paris Saint-Germain that, "Jay is a better player than any current Premier League left back."

This almost certainly isn't true, but kind words from the former Arsenal striker nonetheless.


Mason Mount

Mason Mount is the most watchable player on this list as he boasts impressive pace and trickery. The 18-year-old is an atypical England and Chelsea player, in that he has immense technical quality in the pass and dribble.

He is two footed and has a better end product than his club and national rivals at youth level - he plays an important role in both squads. It is expected that he will ultimately nail down a role as a number 10, but he is known to sometimes play deeper in midfield.

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Before he signed professional terms with Chelsea, Mount was splitting his time between the Blues and his boyhood club Portsmouth, who both wanted to sign him.


Trevor Chalobah

Trevoh Chalobah is the brother of Nathaniel, who is finally having his breakthrough season in the Chelsea first team, six years after initially making the bench aged 15.

The younger Chalobah is similar to his sibling in that he is strong and comfortable on the ball. He plays a little deeper than Nathaniel, but again like his brother, he is capable of a long-range strike.

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He has captained England's Under-16 and Under-17 sides, while he has recently been called up to the Under-19s at only 17 years of age. He was born in Sierra Leone and he repeated his brother's success of lifting the FA Youth Cup for Chelsea's Under-18s.

There have been many famous brothers in professional football, and Chelsea could be finally set to get a partnership of their own.


Martin Taylor-Crossdale

Martell Taylor-Crossdale joined Chelsea at the age of eight and he is the latest in a list of high quality strikers to come through Chelsea's academy.

Dominic Solanke was Chelsea's Academy Player of the Year in 2014-15 and won England's Youth Player of the Year that season too, while Tammy Abraham's Championship goalscoring record is the best for any teenager in the division in the past 20 years.

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Taylor-Crossdale is hoping to be in that mould and has already shown his ability in front of goal by scoring consistently in a host of youth teams at Cobham Training Centre. He is also capable of playing in wide areas and he was one of three players to score a hat-trick in Chelsea's 13-0 win over Brighton at Under-18 level.

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