Chelsea FC: 3 Young Players Who Should Develop into Starters for the Blues

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Chelsea FC: 3 Young Players Who Should Develop into Starters for the Blues
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Breaking into a starting lineup for any professional sports team is undoubtedly a very daunting task, but it’s safe to say doing so for a mega-club like Chelsea these days is an even more difficult endeavour.

With grizzled club legends like Petr Cech, John Terry, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard; and talents like Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and David Luiz on the Blues roster, even sniffing a spot in the starting XI is simply a dream for most of these youngsters. Trying to stay up with the first team is another thing altogether.

For new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, it’s simply matter of now trying to use all the tools in his loaded royal blue toolbox properly, but do any of these kids really have a chance of working their way into an eventual starting spot like Cesar Azpilicueta effectively did last season at right-back?

I really think so.

Mourinho is the type of manager who could care less about what others do, what is written about in the press and what has happened in the past, and this should serve some of the younger Blues players quite well knowing “The Special One” should give them their fair chance to prove their mettle at Stamford Bridge.

Here’s a look at three players who could honestly actually end up in the Europa League champions' starting XI this season with the specific reasons why.

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