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Chelsea seem short in central midfield as we approach the new season. With Nathaniel Chalobah joining Watford and Nemanja Matic in for a possible exit this summer, Antonio Conte only has three recognised midfielders at his disposal – Cesc Fabregas, N’Golo Kante and new signing Tiemoue Bakayako.

Truth be told, Chelsea are short in midfield. Three midfielders won’t be enough to keep the team going in a season where we’d be vying for four trophies. And with an injury to Bakayako, it even makes it worse, as reports claim he might miss the start of the season.

However, the good news is that Chelsea have a good academy and Conte has chosen to take some youngsters on the pre-season tour of Asia. One of which is academy product Kyle Scott.

The 19-year-old midfielder who has been at Chelsea since age 10, is a hard tackling midfielder who is also comfortable on the ball. He spent last season captaining the Development side and showed enough maturity beyond his play, which is why he is often seen playing above his age level while as a youngster.

Scott won the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League twice with Chelsea, and is part of the golden generation of Chelsea homegrown talents that have helped the Blues become one of the most successful academies in Europe.

There might just be a slot for one youngster in the Chelsea team next season, and Scott is hoping to make the slot his.

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