The Class of 2016
Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to The Class of 2016, my post-exam adventure into Football Manager 2016. This is the story of a challenge - the challenge of replicating (in a sense) the now world-famous ‘Class of 92’ which brought Manchester United so much success.
My rules are simple - In order to take a spot as part of the Class of 2016, the players myst be 22 or under as of August 1st, 2015, and have been trained at the club for at least 3 years prior to their 21st birthday. There is no need for these players to be of the same nationality as the club, so this is not a homegrown challenge as such, so long as they match the above criteria.
I’m starting this save as Chelsea, in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s departure, and as such many of the players I’m using to form the spine of my team are out on loan at the beginning of the game. However, the initial ‘core’, chosen from the players already at the club, is made up of the following:
Andreas Christensen - 19 - Centre Back - Denmark
Nathan Ake - 20 - Defensive Midfielder - Holland
Nathaniel Chalobah - 20 - Central Midfielder - England
Christian Manea - 17 - Right Back - Romania
Note: Manea does not yet meet the criteria, but he will by his 22nd birthday, and for this reason I have included him in the initial crop of players for the challenge
Reuben Loftus-Cheek - 19 - Central Midfielder - England
NB: In no way am I claiming this is an original idea - it is my personal take on a challenge from the FM Addicts, and you can find the original details Here