Chelsea's FA Youth Cup final captains from the past decade - where are they now?

Chelsea v Arsenal - FA Youth Cup Final: Second Leg

Chelsea won the 2017/18 FA Youth Cup on Monday night after overcoming Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The Blues led 3-1 from the first leg, and completed the job in resounding fashion by destroying Arsenal 4-0 on their home turf.

Billy Gilmour opened the scoring for Jody Morris' side after 11 minutes, and Chelsea would score three second half goals thanks to a brace from Callum Hudson-Odoi and one from Tino Anjorin.

Remarkably, this is the fifth consecutive FA Youth Cup win for Chelsea, while they have won seven from the past nine editions.

They have also made the final in nine of the last 11 years. That's an unbelievable record.

A lot has been said about Chelsea's youth system, with the club being criticised for their lack of bringing home grown talent into the first team.

So, with that said, what happened to Chelsea's nine FA Youth Cup final captains from the past decade?

2008 - Seth Nana Twumasi

Seth Nana Twumasi wore the armband for Chelsea when they lost to Manchester City in 2008. Unfortunately, the defender's career has not gone as planned. He left the club in 2010 for Peterborough, but he's rapidly fallen down the leagues since. He now plays for Maidstone United in the National League.

2010 - Conor Clifford

Like Twumasi, Clifford's career has not gone as planned. After a series of loans, Clifford was sold to Leicester in 2013. He failed to make an appearance there, and now finds himself with Limerick in the League of Ireland Premier Division.

2012 - Nathaniel Chalobah

Chalobah threatened to make the grade at Chelsea, and after a series of loans, he finally made the move from west London to Watford in 2017. He started the season very well for the Hornets, but has not made an appearances since requiring knee surgery in September.

Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea - FA Youth Cup Final 2nd Leg

2013 - Lewis Baker

Baker has been on loan at various teams in the past few years. The midfielder had a successful spell at Vitesse last season, where he scored 15 times. He signed a new five year contract at Chelsea upon his return, but was sent out on loan to Middlesborough for this campaign. He has played just 14 times this term, scoring twice.

2014 - Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Probably the biggest success on this list. The 22-year-old has been impressive on loan this season with Crystal Palace and looks set to challenge for a first team spot at Chelsea next year.

2015 - Charlie Colkett

Charlie Colkett has not pushed on since lifting the FA Youth Cup in 2015. He was sent on loan to Vitesse this season, but the Dutch club cut short his stay after he made just two starts. At 21-years-old it seems his time at the club is nearing an end.

Chelsea v Manchester City - FA Youth Cup Final: Second Leg

2016 - Jake Clarke-Salter

Chelsea still have high hopes for Clarke-Salter. The defender was loaned to Sunderland in January as they attempted to battle relegation, but his introduction could not prevent them from suffering the drop to England's third tier. He has made 11 appearances so far for the Black Cats this season. On a better note, he made his debut for England under-21s in March, and capped his first appearance with a goal.

2017 - Mason Mount

Mason Mount is clearly a talent. He was sent to Vitesse for this term, where he has been a revelation. The midfielder has featured 29 times for Vitas and scored nine times. His performances led him to being voted the club's player of the season. He could be one to watch if Chelsea keep hold of him next campaign.

2018 - Reece James

It is hoped that Reece James can do become a star of the future. The youngster has had a superb start to his career, having also been named in the 2017 Toulon Tournament team of the tournament whilst representing England Under-20s.

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