Ethan Ampadu has had a good debut season at Chelsea and has made seven appearances for the first team as well as featuring regularly for the development squad and in the UEFA Youth League.
Ampadu comes from a footballing family, with his dad the current U18 manager at Arsenal. Ampadu senior, Kwame Ampadu also had a football career with Arsenal, West Brom, Swansea and Exeter.
Ampadu has also admitted that he’s happy to have his dad as part of his football life admits he’s the one he trusts most.
“He gives me advice every now and then and obviously I trust what he tells me because he’s my dad, so he’s obviously not going to try and stitch me up or anything, I trust him the most,” Ampadu told the official Chelsea website.
“Growing up, when we would go for a kickabout we would try and work on a couple of bits but now he tries to let me get on with things, which has helped me to become a bit more independent. He’s always done that but if I ever ask him for advice he helps me out.
“The first-team games I’ve played in have mainly been cup games, in midweek at night, so he’s been able to get to them. Even with the development squad games, they’re often at night as well, and when we play at Aldershot he can come along. It’s always good to have him watching in the stands.”