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Two Chelsea starlets that could emulate Harry Kane next season

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Patrick Bamford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek should look at Tottenham Hotspur duo Ryan Mason and Harry Kane’s progress heading into next season.

Chelsea starlets Patrick Bamford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be two players that emulate Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane and Ryan Mason’s progress next season.

The Spurs duo, who trained with the England senior squad for the first time on Tuesday, have come on in leaps and bounds as the season has progressed and now both players can claim to be two of the most in-form players in the country in 2015. However, 12-months ago, they would have been considered good prospects and very little else.

Mason, who was on loan with League One side Swindon Town last season, will have come as the biggest surprise as he has yet to win a cap for the England U21s but few can argue he is deserving of a chance given his recent form. Kane, however, almost picks himself at the moment as he continues to shock and amaze in equal measure.

The question now is who will be next? We take a look at two Chelsea prospects who could follow a similar path as Kane and Mason next season - if they hit the ground running.

Patrick Bamford

The in-form striker has gone on to prove that he is one of the top talents in the Championship and can put the ball in the back of the net at a frightening rate.

The Grantham-born forward has proven himself more prolific than Kane was in both the third and second-tier of English football and will now look to carry on in a similar vein next season in the Premier League.

Although his game time could be limited with the Blues, if he does breakthrough then it could be classed as a huge achievement in itself given the talent that he will be competing against to get minutes on the pitch.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Jose Mourinho was quoted in the Telegraph as guaranteeing the youngster first-team football at Chelsea next season.

The talented teen, who can play in any role in central midfield, could look to emulate Mason next season and earn himself a regular starting place at club level after a good pre-season and lots of exposure with the Blues first team.

If he can get game time, and perform to a high standard, then it would only be natural that the England boss would take note heading into the European Championship finals in France after next season.

He is a player with great power, who could be likened to a young Paul Pogba or Yaya Toure, so could prove to be the player the England first-team have been calling out for in midfield heading into the next major tournament.

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