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Morris: If you have an academy like ours, why would you not look at them?

Chelsea assistant manager Jody Morris has hailed the impact of academy players in Chelsea's first team this season. Jody Morris ...



Chelsea assistant manager Jody Morris has hailed the impact of academy players in Chelsea's first team this season.

Jody Morris and head coach, Frank Lampard came back to Chelsea this season after a successful season at Derby County last year and promoted the likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Reece James to the first team.

And the youngster took their chances to the delight of their former youth coach, Jody Morris.

“We’re almost becoming a lot of people’s favourite second team now because of the amount of young English players that have been getting opportunities,” Morris told the club's official website.

“I’ve always been a massive advocate for playing young players, but they have to be good enough, they have to pull their weight and be professional, they have to want to play for Chelsea and put the hard hours in.

“If you have an academy like ours, why would you not look at the ones that are good enough?

“Thankfully, the way we raise the young players here, they’ve come over and wanted to grab their opportunities, hence why there have been so many debuts and so many minutes given to the home-grown players this season.”

The coaching crew are likely to have faith in the youngsters beyond the summer transfer window considering the success they are having this season.


Written by Vince @blue_footy
Photo credit: Tribuna

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