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5 Best U-21 Players at Chelsea according to Football Manager 18

Who makes it to the top of the list?

Top 5 / Top 10 03 Nov 2017, 12:39 IST

Manchester City v Chelsea - FA Youth Cup Final: First Leg
Callum Hudson-Odoi

Football Manager 2018 has been out for early access customers for about a week now and people who are madly in love with series have probably gone neck-deep into their saves.

A new year and a new edition of FM 18 brings out a new set of wonder-kids and a new set of hidden gems to scout. For those that fancy themselves better than Jose Mourinho or Arsene Wenger, you could always take a crack at some of the top clubs directly.

If indeed you are and happen to be looking forward to checking out which youth prospects you should invest in the Premier League, you have arrived at the right place. In this list, we take a closer look at Chelsea Football Club and examine the youth at their disposal.

It must be noted that this list covers all players who are currently available to the squad and are not out on loan and unlikely to return for the rest of the first season at the club.

#5 Callum Hudson-Odoi

This one is clearly a long-term prospect. Hudson-Odoi is eligible for Ghana as well as England but as seen by his performances in the recently concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup, he has chosen to represent England, for the moment at least.

Odoi is rated very highly by Chelsea. They offered him a three-year pro-contract to ward off interest from clubs across Europe including Juventus and Benfica. Odoi starred for Chelsea-U-18 last season and managed to score in the Youth FA Cup final last season.

He is an extremely versatile player, who can play on either wing or in the center. Some have already begun comparing him to first team star Eden Hazard and Odoi looks set for a great future.

In terms of Football Manager 18, Odoi has bucket-loads of potential. He makes the cut on this list ahead of team-mates in the U-19s at the club and indeed those that were a part of the England U-17 side from Chelsea because he is all of 16 years of age.

Naturally very determined, Odoi does not impress much at first look on his profile.

Odoi's Profile
Odoi's Profile

But a deeper look reveals the number of positions he can play and his acceleration of 15 along with 14 pace. This essentially means that Odoi possesses enough speed to carry him to crucial positions on the pitch easily. With a good technique for a 16-year old with no senior experience and the ability to dribble means, he is a nuisance for defenders. Odoi will take more than a couple seasons to mature but the signs show that the flairy winger is well worth all the time in the world.

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