Now we all know a lot about Ake and chalobah. Both of them are very promising young players currently on the clubs roster and we all think very highly of them. I personally feel very proud when Chalobah does something good for watford or when Ake makes an appearence for chelsea.
Its very hard to ignore the similarities between the players and wonder what implications it might have on both these players and the club in the future.
- both are 18 years old
- both are top talents in their respective countries
- both have made appearances for their respective countries at the youth level
- both play in a similar position, to the point that both can operate at midfielders and defenders.
- both of them even have almost the same first names
Although Chalobah is a little bit ahead of Ake in the development ladder because of his brilliant season at Watford, lets not forget that Ake has won two European championships at the u-17 level, also captaining the side. And if given the chance to go out on loan (which i think he should) like Chalobah, he has every chance of performing just as good or even better.
Lets hope that both of them mature into top level footballers and can integrate themselves into the side without being a hindrance to each other. But that seems very unlikely to happen given the clubs policy to buy a lot every year and also due to the presence other players who have already established themselves in the positions that these two currently play in and are still young.
Given the constraints, if a situation arises that the club has to choose between one of these two fine young players who do you think it should be?