It was yet another great night yesterday for the Chelsea academy.

The Blues have enjoyed a lot of success at youth level in recent years, so it’s not a major shock to see that continue on Wednesday night.

Chelsea’s under-18s side beat rivals Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage in the Premier League cup final.

Leo Castledine and Jude Soonsup-Bell were the goalscorers for Ed Brand’s side in the midweek final.

The under-18s came through both Manchester United and Stoke en route to a trophy success, so it’ll be exciting to see how many of the current prospects can end up in the first team further down the line.

Chelsea star Mason Mount, who was once dazzling for the club’s academy, posted a four word reaction after yesterday’s result. He congratulated 18-year-old Blues prospect Charlie Webster on Instagram, who provided a spectacular assist for the winning goal.

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Next Chelsea generation

Chelsea’s under-23s are battling relegation this campaign, so it’s been far from plain sailing at youth level this year.

However, success in Wednesday’s cup final should be a big boost for the academy.

There’s definitely a few gems coming through, too.

Blues central midfielder Webster is someone to keep an eye out for. The teenager’s trained with the first team without actually making his senior debut yet, but it’s quite telling that he’s got Mount appearing on his socials already.

Meanwhile, Harvey Vale is a talented youngster that’s been around the senior squad and made five first-team games. Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s previously praised the 18-year-old attacking midfielder this season.

Let’s hope that the brilliant work done at Cobham with the Chelsea academy continues when the new ownership takes charge at Stamford Bridge.

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