Chelsea have been heavily criticised in recent years for not giving young players a chance, but they are the talk of the Premier League in that aspect this season and have completely flipped the table.
The Blues are now covered in the senior squad with young players to come out of the academy and they are stepping up excellently to the top-flight too.
Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori are three players to come into the first-team at Stamford Bridge this season to make a colossal impact.
All three of them have been included in the senior England squad during the international break and intriguingly they were all out on loan last season.
It’s been quite a rapid rise for them by breaking into Frank Lampard’s plans and it shows that it can be done.
There are numerous Chelsea players out on loan this campaign trying to develop their game and one that has made a flying start is Conor Gallagher.
Championship outfit Charlton Athletic signed Gallagher in the summer on a season-long loan and he’s been given his first ever taste of senior football by them.
The 19-year-old is a highly-rated talent to come through the Blues academy and has been integral at youth level, which is why his temporary exit was sanctioned.
He’s lit up the Championship so far this season with Charlton and it’s hard to believe he’s never play senior football before.
The versatile midfielder has managed to become a nailed on starter in the Charlton team and played 11 games so far.
He’s already chipped in with four goals and two assists this season to help enhance his reputation, as he continues to improve in each game.
Gallagher is a central midfielder by trade that can slot in anywhere across the midfield and has great technical ability to take care of possession, but is also showing the offensive side of his game too.
It’s too early to picture him in the Blues side given he has just 11 senior games under his belt, but there is no doubting the potential is there and Mount is the ideal role model for him to try follow.