With first team chances limited for youngsters at Chelsea due to their ability to attract ready made world class stars to the club, those coming through the ranks of The Blues often have to look away from the club to continue their progression.
Chelsea understand that their young stars need exposure to first team football, and their partnership with Dutch top flight side, Vitesse Arnhem, has seen a number of players head across the Channel to hone their skills in Holland.
Many players spend a year or two in the Dutch league, which is an excellent place to perfect their trade.
The Eredivisie shares many similarities with English football, and the tough nature of the league is a baptism of fire for England’s young guns.
Leeds United are two games away from a play off run, or another season in the Championship.
Whatever happens in the coming weeks, Garry Monk needs to improve his squad during the offseason. Chelsea’s academy may provide bountiful pickings for the former Swansea boss.
Here we look at TWO players who have both spent their youth careers with the Stamford Bridge club, and Leeds should target this summer.