U23 Chelsea and Charlie Brown are on loan in Belgium for the 2020/2021 season, while Jack Wakely and Jon Russell have both signed new contracts with Chelsea.
Brown is one of the academy’s top scorers in 2018/2019 with 20 goals in 31 appearances. He has renewed his new contract with Chelsea from October 2018, ensuring that through the summer of 2021.
Meanwhile, Russell and Wakely agreed to extend the year before the new season. The pair helped Chelsea’s youth team to the unbeaten season in the Premier League 2 before being dropped the remaining 4 matches due to the COVID pandemic.
Center-back Wakely played 18 matches alongside Andy Myer, while midfielder Russell had 3 goals in 11 games to help the Blues to the top of the rankings before being canceled. Premier League 2 has not yet announced the results of the 2019/2020 season.
There are also new contracts until 2023 by Levi Colwill and Bryan Fiabema. Colwill enjoyed an impressive season as the best young player of the year. Appears for the first time in the young squad. While Fiabema signed a contract with Tromso IL (a club in Norway) in February.
Brooking and Charlie Wiggett
Next, two young center-backs Josh Brooking and Charlie Wiggett signed the first professional contract with Chelsea until June 2022.
Brooking made 12 U18 appearances for the U18 team last season. Wiggett also made 14 appearances for Ed Brand and debuted in the young UEFA tournament. Ethan Wady has also agreed to extend a 1-year contract with Chelsea.
Two Academy graduates will leave Stamford Bridge this summer after the contract is up. Josh Grant has been practicing at the club since the age of 7 and left Chelsea with many achievements. Most recently helped Plymouth Argyle climb up to the top of the league while on loan at Devon this season.
The Brixton-born defender has spent two seasons playing football in League 2 with Yeovil Town and Plymouth.
After two seasons with the U23, Nartey took the first step in professional football from last summer and spent the season in League One with Burton Albion. A total of 29 appearances, finishing 12th place after the season was delayed due to the COVID pandemic. The ranking has finally been determined by the current scoring.