Maurizio Sarri has expressed his satisfaction with the performance of his fledgling players in the 2-2 draw with VIDI in the Europa League on Thursday, most especially with Ethan Ampadu and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Ethan Ampadu is one of the most highly-rated young players in the country, and the 18-year-old has already been capped five times by the Wales national team.
Ryan Giggs believes a temporary switch from Chelsea could be beneficial for the development of Ethan Ampadu.
Chelsea have been criticised, especially over the last few years, for their lack of developing Premier League talent and their tendency to ship out their best young stars on loan. However, they are trying to break this and first-team places for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ethan Ampadu are examples of that. On Wednesday morning, it was confirmed that the latter will remain with the Blues for the next five years, at least.
When former Blues great Frank Lampard took his first step into football management with Derby County early in the summer, there was always this idea that he was gonna raid his former club, Chelsea, for talent in a bid to guide The Rams back to the English top tier for the first time since the 2007-2008 season.
Ethan Ampadu has been praised by Ryan Giggs following Wales’ 4-1 thrashing of the Republic of Ireland in the opening game of their UEFA Nations League campaign.
David Luiz has showered Chelsea teenager Ethan Ampadu with accolades, calling the academy prospect a “youngster who is already a man”.
Despite Chelsea’s slow start to the campaign, they had plenty first-team players on international duty as two more Blues confirmed their places at next year’s World Cup in Russia this week.