Chelsea academy boss Paul Clement says they're delighted with the impression made by their new signings this season.
The Academy has taken on 10 new youngsters, and Clement is impressed with the development they have made at youth level.
He told chelseafc.com: "Although they were the new intake of scholars they weren't all boys we didn't know. Some have been here longer than others, for example Frank Nouble, Tom Hayden and Aldi Haxhia had been here a good few years already.
"In addition, Sam Walker who we signed from Millwall about six months into last season, had about half a season here as a schoolboy. Those boys were supplemented with some good talent from abroad, but the majority had been around training for a little bit which helps with integration into the system.
"Jeffrey Bruma came over here a year ago as a schoolboy player, played more youth team games than anybody, every FA Youth Cup game and had a tremendous year. For that reason he has been elevated almost beyond the youth team and has gone into the reserves."