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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has vowed to continue to fully utilise Chelsea’s academy as Frank Lampard did.
Three Chelsea academy graduates – Mason Mount, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi – found the net in the 7-0 thrashing of Norwich while Chelsea academy graduates Trevoh Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also featured against Norwich.
While Frank Lampard’s Chelsea tenure ended disappointingly, he will be remembered for bringing through several promising young academy players and Tuchel insists he will look to utilise the club’s prospects just as his predecessor did.
Speaking after the Norwich win, Tuchel said: “The academy is a dream. It is full of quality coaches, quality leaders.
“The guys who come from the academy are all made from the same spirit, same attitude. Humble guys who know what it is to play for Chelsea, know what it takes to be serious, to be humble.
“There is no problem in being a nice guy and still playing a hard and a serious match of football. This is what we have.
“It is a pleasure to work with the best players in the world, and to mix it with academy players. We will always try to push guys through.”