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The 'Scottish Fabregas' and the future of Portugal - Chelsea & Porto's young stars to face off in Youth League final

8:48 PM SGT 29/4/19
Porto Chelsea  Uefa Youth League final
The two clubs meet in Nyon on Monday as the winners of the biggest European trophy in youth football are decided

Having come through semi-finals against Barcelona and Hoffenheim respectively, Chelsea and Porto face off in the UEFA Youth League final on Monday.

Both teams boast a wealth of young talent, with the clash in Nyon (kick-off 5pm BST/12pm ET) set to showcase some potential stars of the future.

But who should fans be paying particular attention to? Goal takes a look at the best players on each side...

  • Romario Barò

    Romario Baro | Porto

    An attacking midfielder, the 19-year-old captains Portugal at youth level and has already been approached by Juventus. Once of Sporting, he has scored six goals and laid on three assists in Porto's passage to the Youth League final.

  • Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown | Chelsea

    Don't let his cartoon namesake fool you - Brown is serious talent when it comes to putting the ball in the net. With 12 goals in eight games he is the Youth League's top scorer this season while he has also scored 20 goals across Premier League 2 and the EFL Trophy for the Blues' Under-23 side.
  • Diogo Costa

    Diogo Costa | Porto

    No player has made more Youth League appearances than Porto goalkeeper Costa, with the Portugal Under-21 international already having trained with the club's first team. He missed the semi-final victory over Hoffenheim on Friday but will return for Monday's final.
  • Billy Gilmour

    Billy Gilmour | Chelsea

    Once a model for Burberry, Gilmour is one of the most exciting talents to emerge from Scotland in decades. Plucked from Rangers in 2017, he has already made his debut for the Under-21 side at international level despite not turning 18 until June. Compared to Cesc Fabregas due to his ability with the ball at his feet.
  • Diogo Leite

    Diogo Leite | Porto

    Born in 1999, centre-back Leite has already made six appearances for the Porto first team and is a pillar of the Portugal Under-21 side. It will not be long until he becomes a household name at club and international level.
  • George McEachran

    George McEachran | Chelsea

    Has already spent time around Maurizio Sarri's first-team squad, McEachran's elder brother Josh also came through the Chelsea academy before landing at current club Brentford. A creative midfielder who may start the final on the bench.
  • Diogo Queiros

    Diogo Queiros | Porto

    Another to have trained with the Porto first team, natural leader Queiros was the obvious choice for coach Mario Silva when naming his captain. One of the meanest centre-backs at this level.
  • Daishawn Redan

    Daishawn Redan | Chelsea

    Chelsea fought off competition from a number of Europe's top clubs to sign the former Ajax forward in 2017 and has already made his mark with the club's Under-23 side. He has an enviable record with the Dutch national youth sides, having scored 39 goals in 46 appearances for the Oranje.

  • Fabio Silva

    Fabio Silva | Porto

    Silva is still to celebrate his 17th birthday but has made his mark in the Youth League despite his slender frame, scoring five goals and laying on four assists for the Portuguese outfit.
  • Karlo Ziger

    Karlo Ziger | Chelsea

    The penalty shootout hero in both the quarter-finals against Dinamo Zagreb and the semi-finals against Barcelona, the 17-year-old Croatian goalkeeper is already being touted as one of the finest custodians of his generation.