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Chelsea youngsters are beginning to take the mantle in the Chelsea team as Frank Lampard is building a core that has graduated from the club’s academy that can carry the Chelsea legacy for many years.
Even though the success of Chelsea has always been around foreign based players, there have always been a good mix of English players over the years – and the likes of John Terry, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, Joe Cole and Gary Cahill are worthy mentions.
However, John Terry represents Chelsea’s only academy success for the past two decades despite the heavy input in the Chelsea academy.
John Terry made his Chelsea debut 21 years ago, exactly on October 28th 1998, and the likes of Mason Mount, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi haven’t even been born by that time.
A cartoon done by Bleacher Report displaying the current academy crop watching the Blues legend while as babies has trended since the past two days.
Tammy Abraham sent the picture to the Chelsea legend congratulating him on his 21st year anniversary, and Terry came up with a brilliant response to Tammy Abraham’s post.
The 38-year-old replied to the Chelsea youngsters on Instagram: “When Tammy Abraham sends you this pic and makes you feel old.”
“You 3 shouldn’t have been up that late watching the game,” John added.
Every player tagged in the photo were fast to respond.
Abraham: “I keep laughing at this.”
Mount: “That’s brilliant.”
Loftus-Cheek: “Am I the only one wondering why we have beards and are sleeping in cots?”
Tomori: “Love it.”
James said: “Class.”
Hudson-Odoi reacted with a couple of laughing emojis.