How many of us have, at some time in our lives, dreamed of playing for Chelsea Football Club?
For some, perhaps the dream lives on, for others, like me, old-age makes it just wishful thinking.
For some, they get the chance many of us crave for but find themselves judged to be not quite good enough to continue the progression through the youth ranks to the first team.
Just recently, Chelsea released the list of players they will not be retaining for the 2018 / 2019 season.
You’ll find that the list, reproduced below, contains the names of many youngsters who will be devastated that their dreams have been dashed:
– Beeney, Mitchell Ryan
– Christie-Davies, Isaac David
– Dasilva, Cole Perry
– Delac, Matej
– Dos Reis Carvalho, Eduardo
– Houghton, Jordan
– Masampu, Renedi
– Oliveira Dos Santos, Wallace
– Walters, Tushaun-Tyreese
Interestingly, the list contains the names of three goalkeepers, Beeney, Delac and Eduardo.
Here at Vital Chelsea, we hope that all those youngsters on the list manage to find other clubs, even if it means dropping into the lower tiers of English football.
Football can be a cruel game, but decisions have to be made to ensure there is room at the club for a new crop of youngsters ready to live the dream.