The English Football League is jam-packed full of players who are good enough to consistently ply their trade in the top-flight of English Football.
We have seen it time and time again, players from the lower echelons of English football going on to flourish in the Premier League.
The likes of Dele Alli, Jamie Vardy and Chris Wood are now excelling the Premier League after being snapped up from Football League sides, and Chelsea undoubtedly need to monitor what is happening below them in the football ladder.
Here are THREE EFL stars that Chelsea need to be watching….
James Maddison (Norwich)
The attacking midfielder has arguably been one of the most impressive players in the Championship this season.
At just the age of 21, the former Coventry ace is Norwich’s most important and influential player and without him, Daniel Farke’s side would be a lot further down the table.
Chelsea would be foolish not to consider a move for the youngster in the summer, he is definitely good enough to do it at the very top level.
The talented playmaker scored a hat-trick in his last league game for Norwich against Hull City and he could become Chelsea’s very own Dele Alli.
Conte needs to keep tabs.
Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)
You will have been living under a rock if you have not heard of this talented whizzkid.
The 17-year-old has had a sensational season for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side and would be a perfect signing for the Blues.
Adept in both a left-back role and in a left-midfield role, the youngster has it all.
Pace, trickery, intelligence and an eye for goal – Sessegnon is going to become a top star and Chelsea would be silly to overlook a deal for him.
Tottenham seem to be in the driving seat for the ace, but Chelsea definitely need to be in the race to sign him.
It’s definitely worth placing a bet on Sessegnon joining Chelsea in the summer, it really would be no surprise to see him rock up at Stamford Bridge.
Ruben Neves (Wolves)
It’s crazy to think that Neves is only 20 years old.
Having played in the Champions League with Porto before his switch to Nuno Santo’s Wolves, the Portuguese central midfielder has experience at the very top level.
Neves has looked a class above this season and he’d surely fit seamlessly into Chelsea’s midfield.