23 October 2019 18:37
Make informed decisions with the FT Keep abreast of significant corporate, financial and political developments around the world. Stay informed and spot emerging risks and opportunities with independent global reporting, expert commentary and analysis you can trust. Since Frank Lampard's return to Stamford Bridge as manager, Chelsea have used youth to their advantage. That came as a direct result of their transfer ban, but it's worked in their favour, with the likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori all shining throughout the early stages of the 2019-20 campaign. This has led a number of clubs to look at what's on display in their very populated youth teams, and that includes Paris Saint-Germain.
According to Soccer Link in France, the Ligue 1 champions have been watching a number of Youth League games, and among the players they are keeping an eye on is Chelsea's Tariq Lamptey. He's been allegedly described by 'many scouts' as the best right-back in the tournament, and his versatility (he can play further up the field) is appreciated among other traits. Lamptey's contract with Chelsea runs out in June of 2020, and Leonardo 'intends to jump at the opportunity presented' as the Premier League are 'struggling to convince the young player to sign his first professional contract'. Klopp has highlighted the importance of improving on Liverpool's recent away record in the Champions League. The Reds lost all three group games on the road last season and were beaten by Napoli at the San Paolo in their opening game of this campaign.
The former Chelsea star, Joe Cole, has drawn comparisons between the current Blues harvest of exciting young players and those who were in the club in 2010. The Blues have been highly praised for playing the likes of Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount this season. While the hands of Frank Lampard have been tied to some extent to Chelsea's ban on moving, young people have celebrated this term with greater responsibility. More information Abraham scored nine goals in 11 appearances in all competitions, while Mount established himself as a first-choice option in an offensive midfielder. Tomori, in turn, got his first call-up in England in the last few qualifiers, while Callum Hudson-Odoi has impressed since returning from the injury.
Cole explained the difference between Chelsea's current harvest and the group they had in 2010. Artists of the caliber of Gael Kakuta, Jeffery Bruma and Josh McEachran were three examples of young players trying to make their way to Stamford Bridge. This never materialized, with all three players moving into new clubs after years of borrowing moves that didn't see them join Chelsea's first team. Video upload Video not available Click to play Tap to play The video will start 8undo Play now "About 10 years ago, in 2010, Chelsea had a strong push on young players," Cole told BT Sport. "Your Brumas, the Kakutas and those were not ready for this, but this group is. "It took so long before they found a group where they thought" yes "and feel comfortable putting them inside. Stay up to date with the latest news with all the latest news on Chelsea from Oliver Harbord and the team from football.london through our social media channels. Twitter: You can follow our dedicated Chelsea Chelsea account and our correspondent Chelsea Oliver Harbord. Facebook: You can follow our Chelsea page here. Instagram: Follow our Chelsea page here. Whatsapp: Click here to sign up or send SMS to 07557204594 and then add the number to the phone contacts directory as chelsea dot london (case sensitive, with spaces) to receive daily updates and the latest news from Oliver Harbord and the team of Chelsea. Your phone number will not be shared with any other group member. Click here for more information on the service. "We thank the boys, they are ready and they are doing it." All four young British stars are part of the Chelsea team to play the Ajax, with three points on offer that could bring the Blues to the top of Group H in the Champions League.. (tagsToTranslate) Chelsea (t) Frank Lampard (t) Mason Mount (t) Tammy Abraham (t) Fikayo Tomori (t) Callum Hudson-Odoi