Just when we think Lampard has exhausted his bag of youths to call upon, yet even more youngsters are now in line for a Chelsea senior debut.
On Tuesday, Chelsea were drawn to play either Grimsby Town or Macclesfield Town in the third round of the Carabao Cup – and reports suggest Frank Lampard has set his mind on giving some youngsters a run out for the tie.
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We’re still yet to cool off from the noise emerging from rave of the moment Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham and yet it seems we might be set for more in the course of a few weeks.
The Chelsea fan base will be grinning from ear to ear about the newfound policy of the club promoting young talent and giving them major chances to progress.
It’s an exciting period for Lampard and the Chelsea hierarchy and success for the Blues in shaping up these prospects will mean the rise of players with potential to be world-class.
Great stuff- at the cost of nothing.
Let’s have a look at these youngsters and what we are to expect from them.
The 18-year old Scottish Under-21 international has already been involved in first-team activities and played twice in pre-season. He’s rated highly by Frank Lampard, and it looks certain he will get the nod to start the Carabao cup fixture.
A superb talent who has the rarity of uniting Chelsea fans on their agreement of his talent.
This 17-year old has it all, pace, power, skill, eye for goal, and a real maturity. Anjorin has been compared to Ruben Loftus-Cheek a lot, but he is actually further developed than Ruben was at his age, so has a bag full of potential.
He could make the bench in this game, and feature at some point.
Another superb talent, Guehi is a centre back who oozes confidence and maturity. He’s good on the ball, strong in the tackle, and possess all the attributes of a modern-day defender.
He will certainly be in for a shout on the bench at the very least.
Others that maybe considered are:
Juan Castillo, Ian Maatsen and George McEachran
Maatsen and Castillo are both quality left-sided players and might have a chance for the bench. McEachran could be in for some minutes as well, depending on how much of a rest Lampard will give his regular midfielders.
The Blues boss will obviously be gunning for silverware in his first season at Chelsea, so he certainly won’t be getting complacent in this competition.
The rise of youth at Chelsea is on a phenomenal level now but Lampard should be careful not to dent their careers by rushing players who are not fully ready for the thick of the action.