THIS YOUNGSTER DESERVES A CHANCE AT CHELSEA NEXT SEASON, LAMPARD TELLS SARRI. IT’S NOT HUDSON-ODOI

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Chelsea are in the era where our academy is breeding amazing youngsters with great potentials that can go on to become one of the best players in the world.

Chelsea have a number of amazing young talents either at the club or on loan. The likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Andreas Christensen are staking a claim to the first team already. Chelsea have the likes of Reece James, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount doing explosively well on loan.

Youngsters find it hard to break into the Chelsea senior team, and there have been calls for Maurizio Sarri to hand Hudson-Odoi regular game time, as the 18-year-old has been buzzing in the few games he has played and even made his way into the England national team.

Blues legend Frank Lampard who’s currently manager of Derby County has gone on to reveal that another youngster who deserves a shot at the top next season is the amazing Mason Mount. The 20-year-old impressed on loan at Vitesse last season and has been impressive in the English Championship under the tutelage of Lampard at Derby this term, earning a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s senior England squad back in October. Lampard believes that the youngster has what it takes to do well at Chelsea.

Lampard told Goal: “Firstly, he has the potential to be a top player, and I mean that. He broke into the England squad which I thought was a great achievement after playing for us. I think he can go as far as he wants. I have seen a progression in him now.

“He has played two-thirds of a season now in the Championship, which is full throttle and very taxing on a young midfielder to be the creator that he is. Also the amount of work he does off the ball for us, which I think goes unnoticed, he has been fantastic in doing that for us.

“He is a player who really wants to learn and be at the top. It is as important as the talent itself. He works fantastically hard. He is a good team-mate and he has the talent to go to the top. He has been a pleasure to work with.

“His choices have been really good. He was very successful in the Chelsea academy and youth team, as a team and for him as an individual. He took a leap to go abroad. That in itself, in terms of his personality, says a lot and he performed brilliantly there in terms of goals and assists.

“He has come to the Championship and performed very well here as well. So I think everyone’s pathway is different. We know that at Chelsea it is quite difficult to get into their first team at 17, 18 or 19 years of age, but he hasn’t sat still. He has actually gone out and played and played a lot of games.

“I would be delighted for him [to play for Chelsea]. I know what a great lad he is as well. He works so hard, and he has a good mentality. If anyone deserves it, it will be Mason, and I would be absolutely delighted for him to get in that team.”

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