Warning sent to Chelsea’s academy boys as Lampard exits managerial seat

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Frank Lampard did a good job of giving the club’s youngsters a platform to perform.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has invested heavily in the club’s academy, and while we have seen massive success from the youth teams in age grade competitions over the years, the step up to the senior team has always been a problem with each manager.

Frank Lampard, who’s a legend at the club, became the first manager to bridge the gap from the academy to the senior team, with the likes of Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi all enjoying game time, while Billy Gilmour hangs around the corner.

With the sack of Frank Lampard, and Thomas Tuchel set to take over affairs at the club, the future of Chelsea’s youngsters will now be in doubt.

Times Sport writer Henry Winter, asked about the future of the Chelsea youngsters following Lampard’s exit from the club.

He asked via a tweet: “Lampard leaves Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League, in the fifth round of the FA Cup and, for all the headlines, a side who were top of the Premier League at the start of last month. Lampard backed youth – James, Abraham, Mount and Gilmour – but will Tuchel? #cfc”

Any hope for the young Blues?

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