It's been no secret that Chelsea have some of Europe's brightest young stars in their academy having won the UEFA Youth League most recently and the young Blues have also secured a place in the FA Youth Cup final for the fourth successive time. Having won the last edition of the FA Youth Cup, they will look to defend their crown.What has been saddening from the Blues fans perspective is the way their bright youngsters never get chance to play in the first team, contrary to other clubs in Europe who provide ample chances for their own products to foster.Here, we discuss five bright Chelsea stars who can take the league by surprise next season if given chances to prove themselves:Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and they do not necessarily represent the views of Sportskeeda.
#5 Tomas Kalas
Tomas Kalas showed tremendous maturity for a player of his age when he was given a role to nullify Liverpool’s attack last season, but that display wasn't enough for Jose to trust him as a backup option this term.
He was loaned to German club FC Koln which proved dismal choice as far as he's concerned, with no league appearances. But, his return to English turf at the winter transfer window was satisfying with Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka trusting the Czech Republican in important games and he returned favours with back-to-back solid performances.
His loan spell with Middlesbrough ended this week, but he wants to stay with the Boro camp and encourage the team as they are push for a promotion to the Premier League next season. With enough chances, he can act as a decent backup to the current crop of central defenders at Chelsea.