Radamel Falcao may currently be toiling in front of goal amid rumours that his loan spell at Stamford Bridge may be cut short - as covered by the Evening Standard - but at least the future is looking bright for Chelsea.
Blues fans will need little introduction to youth star Tammy Abraham, for instance – the 18-year-old was the standout performer for the Pensioners in last season’s FA Youth Cup final scoring three goals over the course of the two-legged final against Manchester City.
Those three goals came as part of an overall haul of 44 for Chelsea’s various youth teams, so while the news that Abraham had put to pen to paper on a first professional contract with the club is good, what’s even better is the fact he has continued his rich scoring form.
Facing off against Dynamo Kiev’s Under-19 side in the UEFA Youth League, the forward bagged a brace, with the first coming via a cool finish on the edge of the six-yard box following a fine pull back from teammate Jacob Maddox.
His second goal was a similarly impressive finish, with Abraham lifting the ball over the onrushing keeper on 72 minutes to complete the win.
The youngster could have completed a hat-trick, with one effort superbly blocked, but he will have been happy with his afternoon’s work, while Chelsea fans can at least console themselves with the fact that the future is looking bright.