http://www.chelseafc.com/article.asp?hlid=289457&m=7&y=2005&nav=news&sub=latest+news The Chelsea website has listed the team's -New- youth players for the forthcoming season...including several new Portuguese lads Chelsea bring in 11 first year players Eleven youngsters trained with Chelsea for the first time yesterday, Monday, as full-time footballers. They got together on Sunday evening in a hotel in Cobham, and underwent medical and physical tests on Monday morning before youth coach Brendan Rodgers gave them their first technical session. It is a long time since Chelsea has brought in so many 16 year olds in one year, but there is a determination to strengthen the youth set up. DEFENDERS Ryan Bertrand: The left-back has been signed from Gillingham. Academy manager Neil Bath says: “He’s a fast, attacking Ashley Cole type, very strong in the tackle.” Jack Cork: Academy graduate. Neil says: “He’s been here since the age of nine and is very versatile. Recently he played for England Under 16s. He’ll probably start the season as a centre-half.” Sam Hutchinson: A right-back and another Academy graduate. Neil says: “Sam’s another player who’s been here since he was nine.” Harry Worley: Centre-back signed from Stockport. Neil says: “He’s six feet three inches, courageous and comfortable on the ball.” MIDFIELDERS Liam Bridcutt: Academy graduate, a holding midfielder. Neil says: “He lives in the Reading area, is strong in the tackle and keeps possession well.” Ricardo Fernandes: Attacking midfielder signed from Sporting Lisbon. Chief scout Gwyn Williams says: “He gets up and down, has good ability and scores goals. Frank Lampard is his idol.” Hamzi Ismail: Academy graduate who can play in several positions. Neil says: “A late comer to the Academy, he started at 14 or 15. A South London Streatham based boy, six feet tall with good feet. He’s good technically for his size.” FORWARDS Shaun Cummings: Academy graduate. Neil says: “He’s been with us since the Under 12s. Very fast, good size.” Fabio Ferreira: Signed from Sporting Lisbon. Gwyn says: “He’s really a wide player but can play anywhere in the front three including down the middle. Good pace, goes past people.” Tomi Saarlema Wide left player signed from Finland. Neil says: “Technically very good, he’s got a trick to beat a player and so catches the eye.” Scott Sinclair: Signed from Bristol Rovers. Neil says: “Good pace, scores goals.” Are Ferreira & Fernandes the ones we (reportedly) tried to poach from Sporting?