Academy - Goodbye To Five

With the positives of the new intake of Scholars to the club there also comes the inevitable release of a number of players whose time at...

With the positives of the new intake of Scholars to the club there also comes the inevitable release of a number of players whose time at Chelsea has come to an end and this year there are 5 of them.

Milan Lalkovic:

Having already covered Lakovic's departure in the blog post that can be found here I won't go into more detail other than to say that Milan will do well for himself somewhere as he is a decent little player.

Adam Nditi: 

Having been around for a while now Adam was a player for me that was never to make the right grade. Departing before getting a loan move Adam was predominantly a left back who had a great ability going forward and could operate as a left winger. Adam's main trouble was his decision making, often making the wrong choice when faced with options and rashly going into challenges he had no business going into. I am sure Adam will find himself a new club and play football somewhere but it was never going to be at Chelsea.

Danny Pappoe (formerly Mills):

In his early appearances for the club Danny showed a lot of potential. Being a centre back it helped that he was much more physically developed than his peers at that age. However injuries have plagued his development as happens sometimes and he never managed to make the level that was expected of him at one time. A brief loan stint with Colchester United never materialised and since then he has played very little football. Hopefully injuries will not finish his football career and he will move on to do well for someone.

Ambrose Gnahore:

Ambrose was a player that at times has shown good potential, at the start of this season he was a regular for the U18's and scored a good number of goals. However for whatever reason it has been decided that it is best for Ambrose to move on before making strides in the U21's team and with the competition very tough at Chelsea for positions he needed to move on. No doubt Ambrose will do very well for someone very quickly.

Chike Kandi:

Much like Gnahore Kandi is another player who seemed to be doing quite well for the U18's this season and appeared to be showing some good ability to move forward. Again however competition for places has proven too much and it has been decided for him to move on again before moving into the U21's. As a decent goal scorer again I expect him to move on and do well somewhere.

So now we have said goodbye to a number of players and hello to even more it is almost time for the exciting part and for the season to get going. Keep tuned in to Chelsea Daft to see how the pre season progresses for the Academy sides.

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