Teenage Kicks: Bashir Humphreys
In the final part of our series looking at the upbringing of our Academy youngsters, defender Bashir Humphreys talks us through how he came to love football, his swimming days and playing for England.
A big Chelsea fan and former ball-boy at Stamford Bridge, Jake has always played in goal but is very confident and technically strong with the ball at his feet. He signed his scholarship deal in July 2018 and made his youth team debut in a 2-1 win over Aston Villa in September. His first UEFA Youth League appearance came with a clean sheet in our 6-0 victory over Elfsborg in November 2018. This season Jake has featured heavily for the Under-18s and has played in all rounds of the FA Youth Cup thus far, he remains yet to concede in the competition saving a penalty in the 7-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.