Chelsea FC Team Under-18s Development Squad 2018/2019
The biggest star to come through on the Chelsea team this season from the Under-18 squad is none other than Callum Hudson-Odoi. His talent shows how much talent is there in the Chelsea under-18 squad.
Chelsea’s Under-21s, Under-19s and Under-18s make up the development process for young players at the club. Here are the Chelsea FC Team Under-18s 2018/2019.
Replacing the old reserve league, a new Under-21 nationwide league was introduced for the 2012/13 season. Rather than seasoned professionals not currently selected for the first team, the Under-21 side is more likely to be young players looking to press for a first team breakthrough or a chance to gain experience on loan with another club.
Here we look at the full squad list of the Chelsea FC Team Under-18s 2018/2019.
The Under-18s, also frequently referred to by the traditional ‘youth team’ name, is a side consisting of the youngest players to have been given full-time scholarships by the club having reached the end of statutory education.
The Blues Academy
The Blues are famed for their excellent youth squad development. Chelsea have won multiple youth competitions such as the Youth FA Cup and the League. It’s crazy that not more young players have made it at Chelsea. Youngsters like Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu are close as they have featured in the first-team lineups. While others may never play for the Chelsea senior team.
The Blues sold Nathaniel Chalobah and Nathan Ake who were close to breaking into the first-team. So it was disappointing that Chelsea sold them.
Right now, Ruben Loftus Cheek is on loan at Crystal Palace while Charly Musonda is at Celtic. It looks as if though, that Loftus-Cheek is the most likely loan player to make it at Chelsea. Other players such as Kurt Zouma may make it but he is at Stoke until the end of the season.
Players with an asterisk also play in the U19s.
Here are the Chelsea FC Team Under-18s 2018/2019 squad
A french Goalkeeper who joined in 2016. He is 17-years-old and is from Lille.
Croatian keeper who joined in 2017.
Jake Askew is a goalkeeper who first signed as an Under-9 after progressing through our development centre programme.
Ethan Wady is a goalkeeper from America who joined us midway through the 2017/18 season after his family relocated to the UK
Jack Wakely is a tall, strong, two-footed centre-back from High Wycombe who joined our Academy as an Under-9
Signed as an Under-8 through the youth academy development programme.
Sam McClelland joined our Academy from Coleraine in his native Northern Ireland.
Pierre Ekwah Elimby
Pierre Ekwah Elimby is a left-sided central defender signed from Nantes in France.
Dynel Simeu originally joined our Academy as an Under-13 via winter trials from local recruitment.
Jordan Aina is a versatile defender who first joined our Academy as an Under-9 after progressing through our development centre programme.
James Clark is a committed and passionate defender who signed during the 2017/18 season from Leatherhead, a grassroots team based near to our Cobham training ground
Ian Maatsen is a player first scouted by our recruitment team playing in the Netherlands for the Under-16 national team and his former club, PSV Eindhoven.
Jon Russell has been with us since the Under-7 age group after advancing through our development centre programme.
Clinton Mola joined our Academy following a successful trial as an Under-14 player after he was scouted playing local grassroots football in north London
Henry Lawrence signed as an Under-9 having progressed through our development centre programme.
Thierno Ballo is an exciting player who joined our Academy in January 2018 from Viktoria Koln in Germany.
Tino Anjorin has been with us for almost 10 years after joining our development centre programme as an Under-7 and then officially signing at the Under-9 age group.
Marcel Lewis joined our Academy in 2015 after signing from Cambridge United as an Under-14.
Armando Broja is an attacking player who signed for our Academy at the end of his Under-9 season.
George Nunn is a left-sided attacking player who joined our Academy from Crewe Alexandra at the end of his Under-16 year
Manager: Andy Myers
Andy Myers took charge of Chelsea Under-18s team in the summer of 2018.
The Chelsea Under 18’s with the FA Youth Cup.
Chelsea Under-18 top goal scorers- Chelsea FC Team Under-18s 2018/2019
Chelsea FC Under-18 Squad details
The squad size: There are 20 players in the Chelsea U18 team.
Average age: 17.3 years-old.
Foreign players: 4 (20%). There are only four foreign players in the Chelsea U18 team.
Current international players: 0
Stadium: Cobham Training Ground. The Chelsea U18 players play at the famous Cobham Training Ground. This facility is ranked as one of the best football training facilities in the world. The resources and the modern facilities are world class quality.