Development squad

Chelsea's development squad, Under-19s (in certain seasons) and Under-18s are the later stages of the development process for young players at the club.

A new Under-23 nationwide league called Premier League 2 was introduced for the 2016/17 season. Chelsea's development squad competes in this contest which does allow three over-age outfielders a game and an over-age goalkeeper.

Knockout competitions for this age group are also incorporated into the fixture schedule.