Chelsea Legend Backs 5 Chelsea Youngsters To Take Over The Club

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Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has listed five Chelsea youngsters who can have a huge impact this season.

Blues boss Frank Lampard has given playing opportunities to Chelsea youngsters, with the likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham having huge roles to play.

Chelsea hero Pat Nevin is looking forward to seeing Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Andreas Christensen and injured duo Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all featuring in one team.

He wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “Mason Mount has been a complete revelation as well obviously and it is almost too good to be true the way he has come to command the area of the pitch he is playing in so quickly. All four league goals so far for Chelsea this season have come from these two players, players who weren’t even on the roster last season. I do not want to down play the goals against Liverpool in the Super Cup because that was a big game, one that underlined we can stand toe-to-toe with Jurgen’s men too, but it is hard not to get excited about the youngsters’ impact.

“I bet I am not the only person who has already begun to think that at some point this season we might have Tammy, Mason, Andreas Christensen, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all on the pitch at the same time. Last season that might even have looked like a gimmick, one maybe to be used in the Carabao Cup early rounds, a little chance to promote how good the Academy is.

“Right now that looks like a hugely exciting line-up that could take on most defences in the Premier League and obviously could be grown into something extra special as a unit as time goes by. Wouldn’t you just love to have Ruben and Callum available right now? I know Frank would.

“Although Christian Pulisic hasn’t come though the Academy he might just fit right in with this group too, as he is the right age and probably has as much in common with those guys as with anyone else in the team.”

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