Transfer Battle: Ethan Ampadu vs Tom Davies

Transfer Battle: Ethan Ampadu vs Tom Davies

Chelsea and Everton will face off against each other on Sunday afternoon as both sides look to continue their winning ways.

The Stamford Bridge outfit are coming off the back of a long trip to Belarus after securing their place in the next stage of the Europa League, whilst they also remain unbeaten in all competitions and will be looking to continue their title charge.

Everton are coming off the back of a 3-1 victory against Brighton and Hove Albion and played a friendly in midweek, in which some of their players managed to get some much-needed minutes.

Both sides have exciting talent coming through the ranks in the likes of Ethan Ampadu and Tom Davies, which begs the question – who is better?

Ethan Ampadu

Ampadu is a very talented defensive midfielder that can also operate as a reliable centre-back, should he be required to do so.

He is yet to feature in a match for Maurizio Sarri since the Italian’s arrival as manager, however, that is mainly due to the fact that the Welshman had an injury that he has only just recovered from.

The teenager excelled for the Blues under Antonio Conte’s guidance and has impressed many with his limited showings so far.

Already a full international for his country, Ampadu definitely has a bright future in front of him and certainly has a chance of breaking into the Chelsea first-team.

TT Grade: B

Tom Davies

Davies has become an influential member of the Everton side in recent seasons since progressing through the academy ranks at Goodison Park.

Although he has seen his game-time restricted under Marco Silva recently, the Portuguese manager certainly thinks highly of the midfielder, as he has captained the side on a couple of occasions this season so far.

The 20-year-old, who can operate as a defensive midfielder or play a little further forward, has been touted as one of the most exciting prospects to have come through the ranks in recent years and many of the Toffees are keen to see how well he continues to develop.

TT Grade: B-

TT Verdict:

Both players have found it difficult to get the first-team opportunities this season, although for different reasons.

Davies has seen action, however, with the way Everton have been playing without him in the side, it looks a daunting prospect for him to get into the team.

Ampadu will also have difficulty in trying to get in the Chelsea senior side, however, when has had the chance, he has not looked out of place.

Despite both having a number of years left before they even reach their prime, the Chelsea man edges this battle, but only ever so slightly.

Chelsea and Everton fans – thoughts?

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