Chelsea have a large array of young talent breaking through the ranks at the club right now and many of them are ready to give Frank Lampard extra things to think about this summer as he weighs up signing potential new players.
As well as the emergence of young Billy Gilmour claiming all the headlines right now, there is another player patiently waiting in the wings who is also massively talented.
Despite having a nightmare loan in The Bundesliga this season, Ethan Ampadu says he is ready for the future and is not phased by the possibility of Chelsea signing more players this summer.
The 19-year old Welsh international will join up with his nation this summer for the Euros on the big stage, and this is where he will be hoping to impress Lampard and his coaching team and show them that he has enough to be given a regular first team spot next season.
In an interview for The Standard, Ampadu has revealed his love of Chelsea..
“In our sport most people progress on talent and hard work — and that’s what I see at Chelsea.
“Honestly, I pay no attention to the rumours [of big spending]. Sorry if that’s a boring answer but I’m just concentrating on my football and trying to get better every day. I followed Chelsea as a young fan until I joined the club as a player aged 16.
“From that point, I thought only about its future and that’s all I am concerned about. It’s my club, always has been and it will always be my home in football.
“It is great to see that [the other young players] are doing so well.
“They all have great talent and deserve every minute they get pitch time. It shows that young players under a young manager who believes in them can be successful in the Premier League.
“I’m in touch a little [with the other young players], and it’s been a great season for some of the younger players because the manager has shown such faith in them and so far, it’s turning out well.
“It points to an exciting future for the club. But my focus is at…