Axe Terry: These 2 on-loan defenders could definitely replace him

Jake Clarke-Salter

Football Soccer - Chelsea v Manchester City - FA Youth Cup Final Second Leg - Stamford Bridge - 27/4/16 Chelsea's Jake Clarke Salter and manager Joe Edwards celebrate with the trophy after winning the FA Youth Cup Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Andrew Couldridge Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Jake Clarke-Salter is one of several Chelsea youngsters plying their trade in Bristol, with the young centre-half currently playing for Bristol Rovers.

Clarke-Salter, despite being just 19-years-old, is quickly emerging as one of the Chelsea developmental system’s hottest talents – with a first team role an inevitability in the future.

He has already made 1 appearance for the Chelsea first team, in a game against Aston Villa earlier this year, but his current loan move looks to be the making of him.

His return to Chelsea could time perfectly with John Terry’s contract expiry – and he is arguably the heir-apparent to Terry in the Blues’ developmental system.