Last week, Under-21s defender Fankaty Dabo signed a contract extension until 2017.
London-born Dabo, who's been with Chelsea since the U12 level, had just a few months left on his first professional deal that he signed in 2013. The new contract ties him to the club for a couple more years, giving him time to take that next developmental step.
"Fankaty has had some very good performances with us in the Under-21s this season and hopefully this gives him the confidence to go on and progress further. I still don't think we've seen his full potential so the next stage for him now is to finish the season strongly and make sure he's ready for his next test."
-Adi Viveash, Chelsea U21 team manager
The full-back, usually right but occasionally left, has been a mainstay in Viveash's U21 Premier League and U21 Premier League Cup sides, featuring in 12 of 14 possible, starting 11 in total. He's a very consistent (especially for a 19-year-old), solid, if perhaps tad bit unspectacular player. Not that there's anything wrong with that, especially for a defender.