DATE OF BIRTH26 September 1997
Ruben Sammut has been at the club since the Under-8 age group and is a central midfielder, though his versatility has often been utilised in defence. He made his youth team debut as an Under-15 in 2012/13 before going on to make 15 appearances while still a schoolboy the following campaign.
In his debut season as a scholar, 2014/15, he made more appearances for Joe Edwards’s Under-18s than any other player and scored his first goal in a 6-4 win over Tottenham in the March. He played twice in the successful UEFA Youth League campaign, featured in every FA Youth Cup tie from the quarter-final onwards and made his Under-21 debut.
Sammut was a mainstay of the youth team as they won the south section of the league for the second year running in 2015/16. He also featured in all eight Youth Cup ties en route to another final success and made two substitute appearances in our triumphant UEFA Youth League campaign.
The midfielder was a regular with the development squad the following season and made his Scotland Under-21 debut. He signed a new contract in August 2016 committing him to the club for a further two years.
In 2017/18, Sammut was captain of our development squad team. In June 2018 it was announced he would be spending a loan spell at Falkirk in the Scottish Championship, and that he had signed a new Chelsea contract until the summer of 2019. He returned from Scotland in January 2019 having played 15 games.