Academy graduates steal the present

It will need to have felt fairly good to be anybody related to the Chelsea academy on Saturday.

We’re almost 12 months into the Thomas Tuchel period, and any fears that the Blues’ youth graduates would undergo underneath the German have been dispelled emphatically. In Saturday’s 7-0 mauling of Norwich Metropolis, no fewer than 5 academy merchandise took to the sector.

4 had been starters – Trevoh Chalobah, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James – whereas the wonderful Ruben Loftus-Cheek joined the enjoyable off the bench and shortly discovered his groove.

Simply to have these gamers on the pitch means a lot to a membership like Chelsea, whose observe document of selling youth is sketchy to say the least, however this 5 weren’t simply there for the vibes. They had been working the present.

Mount’s hat-trick was the plain spotlight of the sport. The midfielder ran riot and pulled the strings to perfection, however so did the remainder of them. Hudson-Odoi scored and compelled an personal aim from Max Aarons, James netted an amazing strike, Loftus-Cheek arrange Mount late on and Chalobah was as snug as ever on the again.

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