Much has been made about Chelsea’s impressive group of young players…

After all, the Blues’ academy has been one of the most successful in Europe in recent years – with the team dominating a number of age groups and winning a plethora of trophies.

However, whilst the developmental system continues to produce quality, trophy-laden players – very few of them actually get to see the light of day at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s youth policy is conservative, at best, and their approach simply isn’t conducive to long-term success.

Antonio Conte looks to be changing that somewhat, with the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nathaniel Chalobah getting a chance this season – but he must go one step further.

Chelsea have a number of players that should be getting a chance, and this, the first in a series of posts, will display some of the players most deserving of a first-team promotion.

With that said,┬áConte seriously needs to promote these 2 young defenders into the Chelsea first team – agreed?