With the 2017/18 Premier League season nearly upon us, TheHardTackle takes a look at three academy players who could be given their first team break by Antonio Conte in the upcoming campaign.
Stamford Bridge is set to play host to a David and Goliath clash between Premier League leaders Chelsea and third tier English side Peterborough United.
After falling down the pecking order at Chelsea under Antonio Conte, John Obi Mikel's career at Stamford Bridge could soon come to an end.
A resurgent Chelsea travel to the London Stadium to face West Ham United for the second time this season as they get set to battle it out for a quarter final spot in the EFL Cup.
Chelsea are set to open talks with Nathaniel Chalobah for a new contract and are close to agreeing a new deal with Dominic Solanke.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte praised the Serbian midfielder and insisted that the club have no plans of selling him this summer.