As the Premier League competition comes to a close this weekend, we could see some young talents featured in the final match of the season. Chelsea has already won the Premier League title, and we have seen Ruben Loftus-Cheek start every match after the Crystal Palace match at Stamford Bridge. But Mourinho hopes to start a few more teenagers before the end of the season, including Andreas Christensen and Jeremie Boga, who are both regulars on Chelsea’s under-21 side.
Jeremie Boga is an attacking midfielder, who plays for France on the international level. He has been a part of Chelsea’s youth system since 2008, and is known for his eye for the goal, and intricate passes. He is only 18 years of age, and could be one of Chelsea’s biggest stars in the following years. On Chelsea’s under 18 side, he has scored 13 goals in 26 appearances dating back to 2011. On the Euro under 19 team, he has scored 7 goals in 18 appearances, and on the under-21 team, he has scored 9 goals in 35 matches, a total of 30 goals in 79 appearances in Chelsea youth system since 2008.
Andreas Christensen is a 19 year old Danish defender, that plays on Chelsea’s under 21 side. Christensen was a part of Brondby’s academy in Denmark before moving to Chelsea in 2012 for an undisclosed fee (admitted that it was 6 figures). He chose Chelsea over some of England’s top clubs, including Manchester City and Arsenal. He has won the FA Youth Cup, the Under 21 Premier League, and the UEFA Youth League during his time at Chelsea, and is a true winner.
It would be a brilliant sight to see these two in the senior squad this weekend, because at Chelsea it is a rare sight. We normally do not see our teenage starlets make it into the first team, and wind up getting loaned out to multiple clubs before they are sold for a permanent fee. Hopefully Christensen and Boga prove this stereotype wrong, and impress Mourinho on their senior debut against Sunderland for the last Premier League match this season.