Talented player admits he’s always watching Chelsea and can’t wait to be part of the team next season

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Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu has made 12 appearances for the club since signing for the Blues from Exeter City, and the young defender who can also feature as a defensive midfielder is highly rated.

The Welshman has already impressed for the Wales senior team and he seems to have qualities beyond his age.

Ampadu was named just for the second time in Julian Nagelsmann’s starting XI this season, and he gave a good account of himself in Leipzig’s 1-0 win over Tottenham.

Speaking after their win, Ampadu admitted that he’s always keeping an eye on Chelsea and can’t wait to feature for the club next season.

“I am always watching Chelsea and seeing what is going on,” he said. “It is good to see the young players are shining at the moment.

“They are in the top four so fingers crossed they can hold on to that.

“I would like to go back, I aim to, but right now I am focused on Leipzig and finishing the season.”

Speaking after the game, Ampadu gushed about his team’s performance as Timo Werner secured a victory in the second half from the penalty spot.

“We won the game and played well as a team,” Ampadu said. “That is what we practised for, that is what we prepared for so I am glad it came off.

“You always want more goals but we have a 1-0 win to go back with. It is only half-time, so we just have to focus on the weekend.

“[Jose] Mourinho said it, the quality of our play might go under-rated because people might not know the name of Leipzig so much but hopefully people saw that we have a lot of quality.”

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