Chelsea former Academy Player of the Year winners: where are they now?
Chelsea former Academy Player of the Year winners: where are they now?

The Chelsea Academy Player of the Year winners, this is its sixth year, with Billy Gilmour winning the most recent award.

Five other players came before him, some of them enjoying life at the top for both the club and the country.

Dominic Solanke – 2015

Solanke won the inaugural Chelsea Academy Player of the Year award after scoring an astonishing 41 goals during the 2014-15 season.

His forms saw him called up to the senior team, and he made his debut in a 6-0 win over Maribor in the Champions League.

He was sent out on loan to gain first-team experience but failed to make an impact on his return.

He left for Liverpool at the end of his contract in 2017 but was later sold to Bournemouth.

Fikayo Tomori –  2016

One of the most promising young defenders a the club, Tomori became part of Frank Lampard’s side at Derby County, before moving to Stamford  Bridge for the 2019/20 season.

He hit the ground running at the start of the season but quickly fizzled out. He almost left for West Ham on loan on transfer deadline day but chose to stick around and fight for his place.

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Chelsea Academy Player of the Year winners: where are they now?

Mason Mount – 2017

Mount, just like many other young players at the club’s academy has forced his way into the starting lineups both at the club and international level.

He won the award after captaining the youth team to their fourth consecutive title in 2017 and was named the Player of the tournament.

He moved to Vitesse on loan and helped them qualify for the Europa League, scoring 14 goals through the campaign.

He was sent out on loan to Derby County, where he played under Frank Lampard before returning to Stamford Bridge for the 2019/20  season.

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Reece James – 2018

James earned his first England call-up in the latest international break, and it has been a journey for the young right-back.

He broke onto the scene during the 2017 season when he led the youth team to a Cup win, earning a move to Wigan on loan.

His qualities were on show at the DW Stadium, where he won the Fans’ Player of the Year award, as well as the Players’ Player of the Year and Goal of the Season awards.

He returned to Stamford Bridge with Frank Lampard, and he grabbed his chance with a number of impressive displays.

Chelsea Academy Player of the Year winners: where are they now?

Conor Gallagher – 2019

The youngster recently signed a new long-term deal with the club before moving out to West Brom on yet another loan deal.

He is one of the highly-rated midfielders at the club, even though he is yet to make a  single senior appearance.

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