Three Chelsea youngsters you simply have to watch out for in 2023, including teenager John Terry rates - TCC View

Chelsea fans should get very excited about the next batch of youngsters that may make a name for themselves in 2023.

The Chelsea Chronicle has picked out three youngsters from the Blues academy to watch out for next year

There’s been a lot of success at Cobham in recent seasons, with several academy players going on to become first-team players either at Stamford Bridge or elsewhere.

When Blues manager Graham Potter looks at the current youth side, there’s some potential gems waiting for their chance to step up.

Chelsea youngsters to watch in 2023

So who will be the next Mason Mount, Reece James or Trevoh Chalobah over the course of the next 12 months?

Lewis Hall, 18, is an obvious young talent we’ve decided not to include on the list because he was a hot topic for discussion pre-World Cup.

The Chelsea Chronicle has looked at three more upcoming talents who could make a breakthrough soon:

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Omari Hutchinson

Omari Hutchinson, who’s just 19, looks to be a star in the making that’s waiting patiently in the wings.

The teenage attacker is yet to make his Chelsea first-team debut, but he did only join in the summer after leaving Arsenal.

Hopefully, a senior Blues appearance is close because he’s smashing it at youth level.

Potter waxed lyrical about Hutcinshon after a recent performance in a friendly match against Aston Villa, so he’s certainly ticking boxes after working alongside the senior group.

Mason Burstow

Mason Burstow is another Chelsea youngster that only joined the club in 2022.

The 19-year-old centre-forward has been exposed to first-team action before with Charlton Athletic, so can next year be one where he gets his first senior minutes in Chelsea colours?

He was a regular for the Blues Under-21s side in the first half of the season, scoring a few goals during that time.

With Chelsea striker Armando Broja now injured, it seems as good a time as any for one of the academy forwards to raise their hands up.

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Leo Castledine

Finally, 17-year-old Leo Castledine is the youngest and perhaps the longest shot on this list to make 2023 his big breakout year.

However, this is a young attacking midfielder with a lot of potential so don’t rule it out.

The Athletic claimed last month that Chelsea legend John Terry rates and is impressed by Casteldine after watching him train.

He’s started to play regularly with the Under-21s despite his age and his versatility to play so many different positions should really appeal to Potter.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.