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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is putting together a very good young squad that’s now being likened to Manchester United’s class of 92 that included David Beckham, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.
From Chelsea’s academy, Lampard has picked up some quality players that are now proving themselves in the first team. Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi are the hottest kids from the academy at the moment, while the likes of Reece James and Billy Gilmour are climbing up the stairs.
Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley is tipping Hudson-Odoi to be the star of this group and believes that the 18-year-old will go far if injury free.
Hudson-Odoi has already scored one and assisted a couple more goals since his return to the first team from injury, and Burley believes he has the potential to go all the way.
“Well Abraham has impressed me because I did not think he would be able to get the return of goals early on, from a player who I think is a little bit limited,” the Scot told ESPN FC.
“He spent time on loan in the Championship at [Aston] Villa and did a decent job. So his goals return [is impressive].
“Mount’s impressed me with his composure and his ability to look as if he’s not fazed.
“But I think ultimately, fitness dependant, Hudson-Odoi could be the best.
“But he needs to put a string of months together without injury because he’s coming off a bad [injury].”