Chelsea Football Club are the reigning champions of Europe having lifted their first Champions League trophy in Munich in May 2012.
It was the culmination of nine years of growth under owner Roman Abramovich, which has seen the club transformed into one of the world's biggest names. In that time the Chelsea Academy has undergone remarkable transformation, with fantastic results.
Recently Chelsea has seen Josh McEachran, Sam Hutchinson and Ryan Bertrand join a squad captained by youth product John Terry.
After forty-nine years without lifting the prestigious FA Youth Cup in England, the club has won it twice inside three years, while reaching at least the semi-finals in four of the last five.
The club's philosophy has shifted to developing the very best local talent and pushing players through from the Academy into the first team, playing an attractive and attacking brand of football that wins matches.
It is a view reflected by everyone at the club, where every training session is planned in detail with programmes in place for individuals as much as the squad as a whole.
Players are also encouraged to keep a log of their own development, showing their response to training, analysis and reports, and they also work on nutritional, medical and fitness workshops to improve their all-round understanding. That way, when they become first-team players, they do so as informed young professionals.
This summer, a full-time school has opened on the site for promising youngsters at Under 15 and Under 16 level, allowing the club to increase the contact time with young players, bringing both educational and football benefits.