The Chelsea XI that won the FA Youth Cup final in 2010 - where are they now?

In recent years, Chelsea have achieved remarkable success in the FA Youth Cup.

They have won the competition in each of the last five years, reaching the final nine times in the last 11 years.

However, the Blues have struggled badly in their bid to integrate the most talented youngsters into their senior team.

Incredibly, John Terry was the last player to succeed in the first team after graduating from the Chelsea academy.

In 2010, Chelsea beat Aston Villa 3-2 on aggregate in the FA Youth Cup final.

They put out the same starting XI for both legs of the final – and we’ve taken a look at where those eleven players are now.

GK: Sam Walker 

The 26-year-old goalkeeper was sent out on loan on six different occasions after his impressive performances at Chelsea youth level.

He moved to Colchester United after his contract expired in 2014 and recently signed a three-year deal with Championship club Reading.

DEF: Billy Clifford

He impressed in the final against Aston Villa joined the first team for a Champions League game against Spartak Moscow later in 2010, where he was an unused substitute.

Clifford never made a Chelsea appearance and recently signed for Hemel Hempstead Town in the National League South.

DEF: Rohan Ince 

The 25-year-old Londoner spent last season on loan at Bury from Brighton.

Now plying his trade as a defensive midfielder, Ince is currently looking for a club after Brighton released him this summer.

DEF: Jeffrey Bruma

Quit Chelsea for PSV Eindhoven in 2013 and has since won 25 caps for the Holland national team.

In 2016, Bruma moved from PSV to Wolfsburg in a £12m deal.

DEF: Aziz Deen-Conteh

Deen-Conteh has played professional football in Greece, Moldova and Georgia since being released by Chelsea in 2013.

The left-back made four substitute appearances for National League side Dover Athletic last season but is currently without a club.

MID: Conor Clifford

The captain of Chelsea’s 2010 FA Youth Cup team signed for Limerick in April after a spell on the sidelines.

In October 2017, Clifford was banned from worldwide football for six months after admitting an FA charge in relation to betting during his time in England.

MID: Jacopo Sala

The Italian midfielder moved to German side Hamburger SV in 2011 before returning to his native Italy two years later.

He made 13 Serie A appearances for Sampdoria last season.

MID: Aliu Djalo

Capped at international level by Guinea-Bissau, Djalo is currently without a club after Crawley Town released him this summer.

He has played in Cyprus, Portugal, Romania, Poland and Finland since leaving west London in 2012.

MID: Josh McEachran

Considered the brightest prospect of Chelsea’s youth academy, McEachran failed to live up the hype at Stamford Bridge.

He made 22 appearances for the senior team before joining Championship side Brentford in 2015. He’s in the last year of his contract at Griffin Park.

MID: Gokhan Tore

Joined Hamburger SV in 2011 and earned a move to Rubin Kazan one year later. He’s been at Besiktas since 2013, returning to London for an unsuccessful loan spell with West Ham in 2016.

Tore has been capped 26 times by Turkey but his career thus far has been plagued by injuries.

FWD: Marko Mitrovic

The Swedish striker never made a first-team Chelsea appearance despite playing a key role in their FA Youth Cup success.

Moved to Brescia in 2012 before spells at FC Eindhoven and Randers FC. He’s currently employed by Danish club SonderjyskE.

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