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Chelsea youngsters struggle at foot bowling challenge

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Turning promising youngsters into first team regulars has been a problem at Chelsea for almost the last decade.

It is easier said than done of course, but it appears Stamford Bridge is among the hardest places in the Premier League to breakthrough as a budding teenager.

Despite the poor recent record of successful academy graduates, the Blues continue to attract young talent to sign for the club even though most usually end up being shipped out across Europe on loan.

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However, of the current crop of potential future stars, Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are the two that have been touted as having the best chance of bucking the trend.

Both have already made a couple of sporadic appearances under Antonio Conte this season but some may joke that they actually had more action featuring in this video below.

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The pair competed in a challenge organised by energy drink Carabao, where they attempted to knock down a stack of tin cans strategically placed in the penalty area with a strike from the halfway line.

And to be honest, they were pretty terrible.

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Despite having a maximum of ten attempts each to get used to the distance, power and rough aim required, they could only knock them down once.

As you can see, both Chalobah and Loftus-Cheek were woefully off target more often than not.

The one effort that was able to hit the target came courtesy of Chalobah and we have to admit that it was a very sweet strike as he cut across the ball to send it swerving towards the ten cans.

Regardless, it isn't exactly a glowing advert of Chelsea's academy.

Luckily for Conte, the first team's form of late has meant the Italian hasn't had to turn to the club's reserves.

Six straight wins without conceding a single goal have rocketed the Blues to the Premier League's summit and in the new 3-4-3 system they look like serious contenders for the title.

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Topics:
Chelsea
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Nathaniel Chalobah
Football
John Terry
Premier League

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