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The 14 Chelsea players who are under contract until the next decade: Palmer, Mudryk…

Despite being six years away from the next decade, Chelsea have a whopping 14 players within their ranks who are under contract until at least 2030.

Under the ownership of Todd Boehly, Chelsea have heavily invested in young upcoming talents in the hope that they prove their worth over time.

We’ve taken a closer look at the Chelsea squad and have identified the 14 players who are all under contract until the next decade.

Deivid Washington

The teenage forward joined Chelsea in the summer and was handed a seven-year contract with the option of an extra year.

Chelsea fans haven’t had the chance to see much of him so far as he’s only played 23 minutes of football up until this point. Given his age and long-term contract, he’ll be one for the future.

Andrey Santos

A fellow Brazilian that Chelsea handed a long-term contract. The 19-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan with Nottingham Forest but was recalled in January after a lack of first-team action.

He’s yet to make his Chelsea debut, although, with a contract that runs until 2030, he’s got plenty of time to prove his worth.

Lesley Ugochukwu

Ugochukwu has racked up 13 appearances since arriving in the summer and also has a long-term deal which runs until 2030.

“When I heard that Chelsea were interested in me I didn’t ask myself any questions,” Ugochukwu told talkSPORT. “I thought ‘it’s one of the biggest clubs in the world’ so I had to go there.

“Every player wants to be in the best team with the best coach and Pochettino is part of that.”

Romeo Lavia

Chelsea managed to beat Liverpool to the punch with Lavia, but the 20-year-old hasn’t had much luck with injuries since arriving at Stamford Bridge.

The midfielder, who is under contract until 2030, has only managed 32 minutes of football so far this season. Given Chelsea splashed around £53million on the Southampton star, Blues fans will be hoping there’s more to come from him soon.

Malo Gusto

With all the injury troubles Reece James has had this year, Gusto has taken his chance to step up. The attacking full-back has racked up 20 appearances across all competitions and has done well in James’ absence.

Cole Palmer

Without a doubt, the best signing that Chelsea have made in the Boehly era. While some did raise an eyebrow at Chelsea splashing £40million on the Manchester City academy product, he’s been worth every penny so far.

The 21-year-old is the heartbeat of Mauricio Pochettino’s side and he seems to be getting better each week. With nine goals and four assists in the league alone, Chelsea will be thankful that he’s under contract until 2030.

Chelsea's Cole Palmer celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Luton Town and Chelsea, at Kenilworth Road, in Luton, England, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023.

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Noni Madueke

Given the competition at the top end of the pitch, Madueke has had to be patient this season. More often than not, he has looked sharp when given a chance.

His excellent showing at Luton Town especially highlighted the quality that he brings to the table. Fingers crossed we get to see a bit more of him in the second half of the season.

Djordje Petrovic

Petrovic probably didn’t expect to get much first-team action this season, but following an injury to Robert Sanchez, he’s been thrust into the starting XI.

In the 12 appearances he has made so far, the 24-year-old has managed to keep four clean sheets. Given that Sanchez only managed to keep five clean sheets in the 19 games that he has played, that’s not bad going.

Benoit Badiashile

Badiashile didn’t have his finest performance last time out, but generally speaking, he’s been a solid pick-up for Chelsea. Despite missing a handful of games through injury, he has showcased his worth at different points of the season.

Like the majority of other players on this list, Badiashile has a contract which runs until the summer of 2030.

Robert Sanchez

By the time Sanchez is out of contract at Stamford Bridge, he’ll be 32 years old. Pochettino didn’t hesitate to make the Spanish shot-stopper his number-one choice, although he has been sidelined in recent weeks with a knee injury.

Nicolas Jackson

Jackson has been a tough player to put your finger on. While he tends to get into some really good areas and has managed to score seven league goals, he can be pretty erratic in front of goal.

In fact, he’s been the third most wasteful player in the league this season based on the xG numbers. Only Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez and Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin have underperformed their xG by a greater margin.

With that being said, Jackson still has time on his side. Given his contract runs until 2031, he’s still got time to sharpen up in front of goal.

Enzo Fernandez

After being wowed by his performances in the World Cup, Chelsea wasted no time in splashing over £100million on Fernandez.

He was always going to find it tough to live up to that sort of price tag, but generally speaking, Fernandez has done well in a Chelsea shirt so far.

Upon his arrival last January, Chelsea handed the midfielder an eight-and-a-half-year contract which is valid until 2031. That means they’ll be paying around £12.5million per season for his services if he is to stay for the entirety of his deal.

Chelsea's Enzo Fernandez looks up to the stands

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Moises Caicedo

Like Fernandez, Caicedo was always going to find it tough to live up to his lofty price tag. Upon his arrival in the summer, Chelsea handed him a deal which is valid until 2031.

Despite his relatively slow start at Stamford Bridge, Pochettino is still backing the midfielder to come good: “Moises didn’t do a pre-season, he had some problems when he was travelling for international duty.

“It’s too many things that delayed the adaptation to the team. Then, all the circumstances delay a little bit to perform.”

Mykhailo Mudryk

The Ukrainian winger was one of the first Chelsea players to be handed a long-term deal upon his arrival last January. Chelsea were thrilled at the time to beat Arsenal to his signature, although Mudryk’s Chelsea career has been a slow burner so far.

There’s no doubt that he can be a game-changer in the Premier League, he’s just not quite nailed down much consistency so far.

With a contract that runs until 2031, he’s got plenty of time on his side.

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