Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says English-Nigerian midfielder Tino Anjorin may be included in the first team next season.
The youngster has been brilliant for the Blues’ youth side in all competitions with five goals and four assists from 11 games.
Lampard said, “We’ve had another couple of young players (emerging). Tino Anjorin came on against Everton and played in the Carabao Cup earlier in the season, and Ian Maatsen played some minutes.
“I don’t want to leave out too many others because there are so many good young players that have the potential to come through, but we know the ones that are there.
“One of the first things that we (the coaching team) tried to do at Chelsea was bring them in, and get an idea that if you train well enough in the academy, you’re not forgotten, it will get flagged, and you will have an opportunity to train with us.
“They will be a huge part of how the club is moving forward, for sure.