The Chelsea wonderkids with the highest potential have been confirmed, with the newly-released Football Manager 2021 giving us a glimpse into the future.
Frank Lampard’s current Chelsea squad features a number of talented young players, with Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and more. But, who are the best youngsters in the Blues academy right now?
Chelsea fans have already seen some of the talented youngsters in action for the first time in recent seasons, with Billy Gilmour, Faustino Anjorin, Conor Gallagher and Ian Maatsen all showing off their immense talent in the senior squad.
So, which of the current crop of Chelsea wonderkids has the best chance of becoming an established Premier League player? And, which youngsters have the highest potential?
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We’ve rounded up the Blues youngsters with the highest potential ability rating and put them in order, so you don’t have to.
The best Chelsea wonderkids according to FM21
If you are new to the Football Manager series, each player in the FM database is given a value out of 200 for both Current Ability (how good they are now) and Potential Ability (how good they can become).
Some players are also given a Potential Ability Range, which indicates that their potential may fluctuate depending on certain factors.
In our list, we’ve only included players aged 21 or younger.
Kai Havertz (MC/AMC) – Potential Ability is 180 Callum Hudson-Odoi – Potential Ability is -9 (150-180) Christian Pulisic (MR/ML/AML/AMC/AMR) – Potential Ability is 170 Faustino Anjorin (MC/AMC) – Potential Ability is -85 (140-170) Billy Gilmour (MC/AMC) – Potential Ability is -85 (140-170) Reece James (DR/WBR/MC) – Potential Ability is 168 Mason Mount (MC/AMC/AML) – Potential Ability is 168 Conor Gallagher (MC/AMC) – Potential Ability is -8 (130-160) Ian…