It's sign-all-the-youngsters-time at Chelsea FC, and nine more of them have signed new deals today. I would list them, but the indomitable @chelseayouth has beaten me to the punch -- so here you go, from his mouth. Fingers. Whatever:
First pro deals for Andreas Christensen, Chike Kandi, Kevin Wright, Mitchell Beeney, Reece Mitchell, Fankaty Dabo...— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) July 3, 2013
...First pro deals also for Jordan Houghton, Dion Conroy and Isak Ssewankambo. Great news for all nine of the boys. #CFC— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) July 3, 2013
This is a good time to remind the world that we have a player on our books named Fankaty Dabo. As if you needed another reason to be glad to be a Chelsea supporter, right? Anyway, congratulations to all the kids signing professional deals. This is a big moment in their careers and it's certainly well deserved -- Christensen and Benney stood out in particular last season -- may the progress continue!