All of Chelsea’s Premier League goalscorers this season have been English and aged 21 or under.
Tammy Abraham (7), Mason Mount (3) and Fikayo Tomori (1) have found the net and rewarded Frank Lampard’s faith by starring for the Blues in the early stages of the campaign.
Abraham netted a hat-trick in a 5-2 win over Wolves on Saturday, with Tomori scoring a 35-yard screamer in only his second league appearance for the club and Mount getting on the scoresheet late on.
It has been a remarkable turnaround for Abraham, who was subjected to racial abuse after missing the decisive penalty in a UEFA Super Cup shootout defeat to Liverpool last month.
Meanwhile, Mount’s form is showing no sign of stopping after making his senior England debut last weekend.
And Tomori, who has been patient in waiting for his first-team chance, has dislodged Kurt Zouma from the starting XI.
Abraham, Mount and Tomori have hugely benefitted from Chelsea’s two-window transfer ban as Lampard has had to rely on youth.
Chelsea have been criticised in the past for not promoting academy stars to the first-team, but Lampard has been keen to use the club’s young players.
And with Callum Hudson-Odoi making his return in Chelsea’s Under-23s’ 2-1 win against Brighton on Friday, things can only get better for the Blues.