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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed five players from the Chelsea academy are in contention to face Morecambe after training with the first-team squad this week.
“We’ve called up both Tinos (Anjorin and Livramento), Jude (Soonsup-Bell), who has been scoring goals in the youth team. We’ve called up Lewis Bate who has trained with us before and Henry Lawrence,” Lampard revealed.
“It’s a great experience for them and it’s something I’ve wanted to do and last season was able to do pre-restart.
“It helps training because it’s really important to have competitive training and having young players enables you to be really competitive without killing the other players physically between games.
“We’ve had a long week and they’ve been really able to help that. They’ve also been able to show their qualities and it’s always great to gauge young players to see how quickly they take to the football side of training but also how their personalities react to the uplift in pressure and the level in training.
“It’s something I’ve always believed passionately for the club and I have seen a lot out of all of those players that have come to train with us.
“They have real potential for us and there are lots of steps for them in many different ways, but I’ve been really pleased to do it.
“It’s good for the older players because they can speak to the younger lads and help them. And for the young players it shows what they can aspire to.”