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Chelsea have a very young squad for the 2019/20 campaign. The transfer ban placed on the club meant new boss Frank Lampard didn’t have the opportunity to make new signings during the summer.
Lampard had to look at the club’s academy graduates to bring in players that will fill the gaps in the Chelsea squad. The likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Reece James will be part of the Chelsea first team this season for the first time in their careers.
Lampard has revealed that he is excited at what the likes of the four youngsters can offer his squad this season.
There are a lot of young players from the academy in this squad, with the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi playing a pivotal role last season. Lampard has revealed that the Chelsea youngsters have the ambition, but he wants to create a good mix of youth and experience.
“I don’t know what their ambitions are but I know the talent they have,” said Lampard.
“I love working with them, training with them, I love them as lads because they’re very driven and they’re like sponges on the training pitch. They bring enthusiasm and quality to training every day, which gives great balance to our squad.
“Youth is an important part of our squad. It’s not everything, for sure we need the experience and players who have been around the block a bit, but I am expectant. That’s not to put too much on their shoulders, it’s just what I see every day. That door has to be open for them, and they have to open the door and walk through it. Let’s see them do it.”