The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been urging the club to give some of their young players’ first-team action next season following a video their club has put on Twitter of Ethan Ampadu and Izzy Brown playing football tennis at their Cobham training ground.
Some football tennis for Ethan Ampadu and Izzy Brown at Cobham yesterday! pic.twitter.com/Jnc5Rk9ve6
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 28 June 2018
The young English pair both spent last season away from the Chelsea senior squad with Brown plying his trade at fellow Premier League side, Brighton and Hove Albion, whilst at just 17-years-old, Ampadu found himself playing for Chelsea’s u23 side. However, next season both players will be hoping they can get some game time for Chelsea’s first-team, be it in the Europa League, domestic cups or Premier League.
The Blues have developed a reputation for stockpiling young players, loaning them out season after season with little hope of them breaking into the Stamford Bridge first-team before selling them on for profit after they’ve developed. This isn’t always the case as Victor Moses and Andreas Christiansen have proven this season, but more often than not Chelsea don’t give much game time to their youngsters. Brown and Ampadu will be hoping they can be part of the minority that breakthrough at the Bridge.
You can read our Blues’ verdict on their youngsters here:
Poor guys are waiting for a coach to train them.
— GZY (@OfficialGZY) June 28, 2018
— TRANSFER News 2018 (@ChelseaDEALNEWS) June 28, 2018
want izzy or tammy in the first team next season. Amps needs a season long loan
— Deanthebard (@deanthebard) June 28, 2018
Announce no more loans of our youth this season.
This would be the best announcement and give these players some playtime which they fully deserve.
Please no more loans.
— Anshul29 (@ShandilAnshul) June 28, 2018
We need a good season ahead
— classic-moss (@Mossempire1) June 28, 2018
No loan for Ampadu please
— tHUTO (@greybacc) 28 June 2018
They want to know who will be their next manager
— Eddie (@SarriMind26) June 28, 2018
The Chelsea fans propping our bar up will be delighted if their youngsters can be given more of a chance in the senior squad.