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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has brought a new aura to the club, as a lot of youngsters are now in the first team and playing regularly – an incident that has never occurred with previous managers.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been the closest thing to the first team since John Terry, but the Blues boss has now seen Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount all regulars in the Chelsea team, while Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi are also a huge part of the squad. Billy Gilmour is next in line and Marc Guehi is also slowly introduced by the boss. Indeed, these are good times for Chelsea.
Former Tottenham and Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has admitted that what Lampard is doing at Chelsea will make every top youngster eye a move to Stamford Bridge.
“The young kids now in football will think ‘hang on, this is the club to come to. We get the chance here’. That’s important,” Redknapp told Goal.
“At some clubs, if you were a great schoolboy player I would say it isn’t worth going there because they never play the kids. Chelsea do, it has changed.
“If you are a superstar youngster at school level and a lot of clubs including Chelsea want you, then you go to Stamford Bridge because you get a chance here. I think he [Lampard] gives confidence to the young kids coming in. They have got loads of great kids at Chelsea.”