Chelsea’s midfield situation is looking a little sparse at the moment, even with the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko.
With Nathaniel Chalobah being sold to Watford for a cut-down price and Nemanja Matic seemingly on his way out of the club, Bakayoko joins just N’Golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas in the heart of the Blues’ midfield.
That has got a few supporters nervous about the options at Antonio Conte’s disposal, but it also hands a chance to one of the club’s academy stars.
That being Kyle Scott, who has travelled with the first team to Beijing and Singapore for the club’s Far East tour over the next couple of weeks.
Scott has been with the Blues since the age of ten, coming through the academy ranks and often playing above his age level while as a youngster.
The 19-year-old is a hard-tackling midfielder, while also looking comfortable on the ball and spent last season captaining the Development side when a proposed loan deal to Willem II fell through.
Like many in the Chelsea academy, Scott represented England at U16 level, but when on to switch allegiances to the United States, playing for their U18 and U20 sides.
Scott won the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League twice with Chelsea, helping them become one of the most successful academies in Europe.
Now he has the chance to show Conte what he can do and maybe even grab himself a spot in next season’s Premier League.