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What would be the future of the Chelsea youngsters in the squad now that the Blues can sign more experienced players in the transfer market?
The transfer ban placed on Chelsea has been a blessing in disguise as it has led to the emergence of the club’s academy graduates like Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Reece James, who are all doing well at the moment.
With the ban now lifted, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has moved to assure that the academy stars will still have a place in the team.
“If we’re going to try [to make signings] it will be for the improvement of the squad – but if you think we’re going to line up Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James and sell them, we’re not,” Lampard explained.
“They’re here to stay so the fans will be happy that they can keep that relationship and know that anything we do going forward now will be to try and improve from that base.
“[We need to consider] the attitude and personality of people we bring in, because we want people who come in to want to work hard and be successful at the club. So that’s where the balance of it becomes really important to me.”