Premier League Champion Alan Shearer is excited by the ever-increasing passion for football in India after visiting the country for the Next Generation Mumbai Cup in February.
They faced three Indian Under-15 sides, Reliance Foundation Young Champs, Bengaluru FC and FC Goa, to further their development on the pitch.
They also visited local schools and communities as they embraced culture in India.
"Every time I come here I think the excitement is growing," Shearer said.
"Competitions like what we're here for in the Next Generation Mumbai Cup will only enhance that in terms of the experience it will give."
Chelsea were the champions of the week-long tournament, winning all of their matches.
One of their players, Riley, said: "My experience in India has been wonderful. Everything that I've seen, everything that I've done, has just been very well done."
The Next Generation Mumbai Cup was the showpiece event of a Football Development Week in which the Premier League and the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) demonstrated their commitment to the development of football in India with the signing of a renewed Mutual Cooperation Agreement.
In addition to the tournament, the Premier League put on workshops for local coaches and referees in a knowledge-sharing experience that benefited both those who travelled from England and the Indian teams and staff.
"The focus of the new mutual cooperation agreement is going to be youth development, talent pathways, referee development and coaching," said Richard Masters, Chief Executive of the Premier League.