Date: 10th July 2013 at 4:37pm
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A huge chance to impress!

I`m not sure we should read too deep into this, after all the whole squad has, I understand, yet to return for pre-season duty, but the fact that Jose Mourinho has chosen to take a batch of youngsters away on the pre-season tour of the Far East will give the lads chosen a great chance to impress.

Apparently, with the squad bound for the lucrative trip, Mourinho has given the following youngsters the chance to shine,

? Islam Feruz
? Nathaniel Chalobah
? Tomas Kalas
? Wallace
? Thorgen Hazard

Of those listed, we`d assume that Nathaniel Chalobah is the player that is in the best position to make a lasting impact. The England U21 international spent last season out on loan at Watford and impressed everybody at Vicarage Road. Touted as a future England international, a decision needs to be made on whether he`d be better served with another season long loan spell (preferably in the Premier League) or whether he is ready to be considered as a permanent member of Jose`s squad.

Elsewhere, it`ll be interesting to see if Thorgen Hazard can show us that his brother`s boast about him being better than him at a similar age run true. Tomas Kallas is another who, with rave reports being received about him, has a chance to stake a claim for a possible stay at Stamford Bridge this season.

As for Wallace, his first excursion with Chelsea will be an experience for the youngster whilst Islam Feruz will also find the experience an appetizer for the future.

All in all it promises to be an exciting tour and we`ll endeavour to keep you posted.