Chelsea stars win FA Youth Cup for second time in a row

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Chelsea's stars of the future beat Manchester City 5-2 over two legs to claim their second consecutive FA Youth Cup.

The Blues led 3-1 from the first leg but fell behind to an early Kelechi Iheanacho goal. Isaiah 'Izzy' Brown restored the two goal lead and in the 46th minute Tammy Abraham put the tie to bed. The young English man has scored 39 goals in all competitions this season and his header put a rise smile on Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich's face.

This is The Blues' second youth tournament victory of the season, having won the UEFA Youth League earlier this month. The west London club beat Roma, Atletico Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk on their way to success. 

The future certainly looks bright for Chelsea, but with Nathaniel Chalobah and Josh McEachran not able to break into the first team squad, the young starlets may have to bide their time.

Isaiah 'Izzy' Brown

Izzy Brown is, without doubt, one of the most promising players to come through the ranks in the last five years. Brown made his Premier League debut for West Bromwich Albion in 2013 before moving to Chelsea for a nominal fee.

The 18-year-old mainly operates from the left flank driving at defenders with his pace and skill, and has scored seven goals in his 22 under-21s matches. It's fair to think of him as a similar type of player to Eden Hazard.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

The 19-year-old is the most well-known youth prospect to recently come through the ranks at Chelsea. The towering midfielder made his Chelsea debut in December 2014 against Sporting Lisbon and made his Premier League debut against Manchester City a month later.

Loftus-Cheek is a commanding presence in the middle of the park, not only because of his physical size but also for his dictating of tempo.

Dominic Solanke

The 17-year-old was vital in Chelsea's Youth League success, scoring 12 goals in nine games. Solanke made his Champions League debut for the Blues against Maribor in late October. The striker has a real eye for goal and often finds himself in the right place at the right time.

Tammy Abraham

Abraham signed for Chelsea at the age of eight and played in a variety of roles until settling as a striker. The 17-year-old has been punching above his weight the whole season, representing Chelsea at the under-21 level and even scoring seven goals at the highest youth level.

The London-born striker has scored goals throughout his youth career and there is no reason why it can't continue to senior football.

Andreas Christensen

The former Brondby man was courted by Europe's elite before deciding to join Chelsea in 2012. The Dane has already played in a couple of League Cup games this season, playing the full 90 minutes against Shrewsbury.

The 19-year-old centre back is comfortable on the ball but can also dominate with his physical presence. 

Chelsea fans, just how bright is the future of your club? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

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