Ever since John Terry broke through the Chelsea academy almost a couple of decades ago, there has been a drought of youth players in the first team.
Over the years, there have been so many who showed promise and almost made the transition to become a regular first teamer, whether it be the talented Josh McEachran or maybe a Champions League winner Ryan Bertrand, but no one was quite able to close the gap. Enter Ruben Loftus-Cheek!
Although, its too early to say anything yet, but the RLC hype train is running at the full speed, probably faster than it has for any other academy player and the signs under Antonio Conte are only adding fuel to the fire; that maybe, just maybe, RLC is gonna be the one to close the gap between the youth side and the first team.
Find out what RLC said on next page.