Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has backed Frank Lampard’s Chelsea youth policy, and promised him all senior players will do all they can to help the youngsters adapt to life in the first team squad.
Chelsea are currently under a transfer ban imposed by Fifa. However the club are in the process of appealing the ban.
However it is expected that their ban will not be frozen this summer, meaning the club will not be allowed to sign any players in this summer transfer window.
Not signing any players means that the club will have to turn to youth players to help them add some new life in the squad, and fill voids left by players who may leave this summer.
This was one of the major reasons why Chelsea appointed Frank Lampard- due to his good record with developing youth players.
Lampard’s tenure got underway yesterday, with a 1-1 draw against Bohemians in Ireland.Embed from Getty Images
The former midfielder selected two completely different XI’s for each half, and the common theme in both teams selected by Lampard was the major presence of youth players.
After the game the Chelsea captain gave us an insight into how Lampard sees the youth at the club, his own view on the Chelsea youth, and how him and other senior players will help those younger players settle into the first team squad
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Azpilicueta said: “He is very keen to give opportunities to the younger players.
“All the senior players, we are happy and we are trying to help all of them.
“Frank knows the young players very well. His staff have been working with a lot of youngsters through the years.
“We have the best academy in England and, obviously, it is a chance for all of them to step up and to see them in the first team.”
By Danyal Khan