Chelsea's youngsters gave manager Jose Mourinho food for thought ahead of the summer transfer window as a last gasp winner against Fulham capped a stunning comeback to win the FA Youth Cup at Stamford Bridge.
Following the 0-0 draw with Norwich City on Sunday which all but ended the Blues' Premier league title ambitions, Mourinho complained as to the quality of his strikers and claimed the club will attempt to sign a player with a "killer" instinct this summer.
But after staging a stunning response from 6-4 down on aggregate to beat west London rivals Fulham, with 16 year old Dom Solanke grabbing two including the stoppage time winner, Chelsea prove they have enough firepower in-house to inspire a successful future.
After levelling the tie on aggregate with a flicked header, Solanke fired home in the second minute of added time to cap a remarkable turnaround and claim Chelsea their fifth Youth Cup win.
Though Mourinho has placed his trust in youth already this season after giving Tomas Kalas his first Premier League start in the crucial trip to Liverpool, Monday night's heroic effort is unlikely to alter the Portuguese manager's view that his squad require major surgery this summer.
Liverpool's draw with Crystal Palace means Chelsea remain mathematically in with a chance of winning the league title, but require Manchester City to drop points against Aston Villa on Wednesday to be in contention on the final day.
After the goalless draw with Norwich, Mourinho stated: "We don't have the kind of striker able to, in a short space, to make an action, to score a goal, to open the gate.
"Against teams that are more defensive, more aggressive, more worried about trying to keep a clean sheet than really to play, we keep saying the same.
"In these kind of matches, you just need to open the gate. When you open the gate, the gate is open and you win much more. We weren't able to do that.
"We have to try to win as a team, to improve as a team, but also add the attacking player with that killer instinct and the number of goals that push teams to different levels.
"It's something our club is going to try to do, respecting obviously that we have good strikers."