The 29 players to graduate from Chelsea’s academy to first-team and what happened next

In the last ten years, 29 players have progressed from Chelsea’s academy to make a first-team appearance for the Blues.

The likes of John Terry, Robert Huth and Scott Sinclair are previous graduates, and Chelsea have trusted their youth stars recently too.

Mason Mount and Reece James have been regulars this season having been with the Blues since a young age.

But there are plenty others who no longer ply their trade at Stamford Bridge despite promising starts to their professional career.

Daily Star Sport have run through the last decade of Chelsea academy graduates to see exactly how they are all faring now…

Billy Gilmour and Mason Mount are both part of Chelsea’s current first-team set-up
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Ryan Bertrand

Nine years at Stamford Bridge saw Bertrand make just 28 Premier League appearances, though he made his European debut by starting the victorious 2012 Champions League final.

The defender had six loan spells away from Chelsea before joining Southampton permanently in 2015.

He has also made 19 England appearances, scoring once for the Three Lions.

Lucas Piazon

Piazon finally left Chelsea last month almost eight years after his first-team Blues debut.

Now at Braga, he had made just three Chelsea appearances, with two of those coming in the League Cup.

Nathan Ake

The Blues may be wishing they kept hold of the Dutch defender, who left Stamford Bridge in 2017.

He is now at Manchester City having made just seven Premier League appearances for Chelsea in five years with the club’s first-team.

Nathan Ake left Chelsea in 2017

Tomas Kalas

The defender made two Premier League appearances in nine seasons and spent plenty of time on loan.

Turned one of those into a permanent switch in 2019 as the Czech Republic international joined Championship outfit Bristol City.

Lewis Baker

His only Chelsea appearance came in the FA Cup but Baker is still tied to the Blues….


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