Mason Mount and Kai Havertz may be new team-mates at Chelsea, but the duo go way back.
While both players are examples of Chelsea’s faith in youth under Frank Lampard, they very much represent two contrasting approaches to youth recruitment.
In Mount, Chelsea have developed the midfielder over 15 years at the club, carefully monitoring his progress throughout the academy, loan spells at Vitesse and Derby County, and finally the first team.
Havertz, on the other hand, is the same age as Mount but arrived at Stamford Bridge via a £71million transfer from Bayer Leverkusen, where he had already earned the reputation as one of the most exciting young midfielders in world football.
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