Premier League legend Glenn Hoddle believes Chelsea FC will be ready to win the Premier League in a couple of years’ time when the current crop of young players gain sufficient first-team experience.
The Blues were issued with a two-window transfer ban by FIFA earlier this year and that meant that they could not purchase any new players during the summer.
The same has proved a blessing in disguise with a number of club graduates getting the chance to impress under Frank Lampard and each one of them have proved their worth to the manager.
The likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi are some of the club graduates to watch out for in the long-run and Hoddle has high expectations from them.
Speaking for Premier League productions, Hoddle said that the current Blues side are ‘very exciting to watch’ and suggested that the make up of the team could have been different, had the Blues not been banned from registering new players.
“They’re a very exciting team to watch. I think you’re right, I don’t know whether those youngsters would have had a chance without the (transfer) embargo, but they’ve been given a chance,” he told.
He added that the young graduates have proved that they are good enough to make the grade and believes the squad could be ready to win the Premier League in a couple of years’ time.
“The one key thing is, when you put youngsters in they’ve got to be good enough, and these guys are good enough. There’s five of them there that I think in two years time they’re going to be ready to win the league. I really do feel that there’s a foundation and building blocks to really go on and become something special,” he added.