Nobody knows Chelsea like John Terry. Nobody.
So when the Blues skipper tells us that there are a ‘couple of younger players who might surprise a few people,’ next season we really ought to be listening.
Jonathan Terrence doesn’t go so far as to name names, but the news.bwin.com/en/ scribes are determined not to see the working man caught cold by these Chelsea whizz kids who are hiding behind trees ready to spring out on us in 2014/15.
Here they are folks, keep you eyes peeled:
The Blues loaned the fledgling forward out to first the MK Dons then Derby last season for whom he scored a combined 22 goals.
He followed this up with an elegantly taken goal in the west Londoners’ 5-0 friendly win over Wycombe recently and with the string of striker departures at Stamford Bridge, he may be in line to make a few Premier League appearances next term.
In the same kick around that saw Bamford bag first, former West Brom young gun Brown struck twice.
The second youngest player to appear in the Premier League can play as an attacking-midfielder, making late, Lampard-like surges into the box, though his ideal position is at the focal point of the frontline.
Dutch youngster Ake will be eyeing a more first-team involvement this term.
His versatility is his most potent weapon, plying his trade with equal success in the centre or on the left of defence, as well as in a holding-midfield berth.
Explosive French advanced-midfilder Boga is perhaps a bit too young to be considered for first-team inclusion, but his efforts in last season’s FA Youth Cup, in which he scored the quarter-final winner to dump out Newcastle, saw him selected for the Wycombe friendly.
Perennial loanee Chalobah deserves first-team recognition for his sterling temporary spells at Watford and Middlesbrough in recent campaigns.
A disciplined custodian of the back four, the England under-21 star would be a more than capable understudy for Serbian powerhouse Nemanja Matic.