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A number of youngsters have broken through from the Chelsea youth team to the senior team this season under Frank Lampard, as the likes of Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James have played a huge role in the first team this season.
Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour is the latest to shine in the first team having won the man of the match awards in our last two games against Liverpool and Everton.
Chelsea youngster Reece James has now backed Tino Anjorin as the next big thing that will come out from the academy.
“Be on the lookout for Tino Anjorin,” said Reece James. “He’s debuted already but he’s one who can break into the first team.”
Asked what it is like to work under a manager like Lampard who gives youth a chance, James continued: “The minute I found out I was very grateful. It’s great to work under him. He understands the game as well.
“If you’re doing well he’ll tell you, if you’re not he’ll make sure you know it and he’ll show you how to improve. I’ve improved a ton under him.”
On how Lampard has changed the mentality at Chelsea, he added: “I think everyone that came in before didn’t have experience at the club. He came through and changed how we felt right away.”
Anjorin made his Premier League debut in the 4-0 win over Everton.