While, Nathaniel Chalobah has been hogging the limelight in the media alongside Ruben Loftus-Cheek as the academy stars who are in contention for the first team minutes, there’s another academy player who has arguably had bigger impact than those two combined in his limited appearances for Chelsea this season.
Yes, I am talking about the super impressive, 19-year-old fullback, Ola Aina!
Aina still hasn’t started a Premier League game for Chelsea, but his performances in the pre-season friendly and the Capital Cup game against Bristol Rovers has left quite a impression amongst the Blues fans.
While Aina has earned plaudits from fans, pundits and Conte himself, John Obi Mikel is another Chelsea player who has been quite impressed with Ola.
Find out what Mikel said on next page.