As the world at large tucked into a thoroughly enjoyable Europa League final, Chelsea’s all-conquering Under-21 side were elsewhere, landing their second trophy of the campaign.
Dermot Drummy’s bucks added the Under-21 Premier League to the FA Youth Cup Jamal Blackman’s penalty shootout heroics had done so much to win earlier in May.
The Blues are 23/10 second-favourites to win the Premier League next term after bossing the top-four mini league, dropping just two points in 2013/14.
Here are three stars of the swashbuckling Stamford Bridge youth side that could play their part:
John Swift, 19, central midfield
Handed his senior debut from the bench in Chelsea’s final game of the Premier League campaign, Swift is naturally a box-to-box midfielder who both starts and finishes moves.
The only ever-present in Drummy’s league-winning side, his achievement in doing so cannot be underrated given the veritable Eldorado of young talent within the ranks.
Equally adept as a creator or a goalscorer, Swift has plundered 15 goals and 10 assists in the youth ranks this term, yet he also boasts the positional versatility to have played right-back for the England Under-19s and right-wing for Chelsea.
Lewis Baker, 19, central midfield
Another youngster to have been given a taste of first team action, in the FA Cup win over Derby, Baker offers further evidence that the goalscoring future of the Chelsea midfield is in safe hands.
The only Blues tyro to outscore Swift in the league this term, Baker, who has been at the club since the age of 10, was voted the club’s young player of a season in which he’s netted several spectacular strikes.
Andreas Christensen, 19 central defence
A sizeable centre-half at ease with the ball at his feet, the Dane has already represented his nation’s Under-21 side and earned a call-up to Chelsea’s post-season tour of the USA in the summer of 2013.
Rumoured to be on a handsome £20,000 a week, he was recruited from under the noses of Barcelona and his ability to make play from centre-half makes him a very exciting prospect.