PHOTO: Chelsea stars Terry and Cahill take young talents out on the water

Marco Van Ginkel

Marco van Ginkel, Andreas Christensen, Nathan Ake and Patrick Bamford seemed to be enjoying their boat trip with their elders.

 

Chelsea are currently enjoying a break from the hectic lifestyle with a stay in Austria as part of their pre-season preparations. Yesterday they faced RZ Pellets - drawing with the mid-table Austrian side with plenty of young players on show.

The youth in the team has been a fixture for much of their early pre-season work. However, there is still plenty of experience in the squad - the likes of Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic, new signings Filipe Luis, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa - as well as plenty more are also with the first-team at the moment, even if many did not feature yesterday.

Today however one of the younger members of the team showed off a picture of him and some of the talents in the squad out on a daytrip with two of Chelsea's most experienced players.

Marco van Ginkel, who missed the majority of last season with a serious knee injury, shared this picture of himself, Patrick Bamford, Nathan Ake and Andreas Christensen out on a boat with number one centre-back pairing John Terry and Gary Cahill.

The youngsters dressed in their civvies while the two first-teamers wore their official Chelsea training kits - looking the part as they took their young pretenders out onto the water.

For the four youngsters the pre-season is key, and it is good to see the older professionals getting along well with the players who one day hope to get a chance in the first-team.

Time will tell if Van Ginkel, Bamford, Ake, Christensen and co can 'rock the boat' and make it into the Chelsea first-team fold on a regular basis.

Can any of these youngsters become first-teamers this season?

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