14 Jul Chelsea news: David Luiz battles’amazing’ Blues kids to struggle for starting place
The Blues are expected to rely heavily on their own academy stars this year under Frank Lampard cancel their continuing transfer prohibit
Chelsea defender David Luiz has advocated the Blues’ kids to make their place at the initial -team this year.
Together with the west London club at the center of a summertime transfer ban, new director Frank Lampard is forecast to provide youth an opportunity, also Luiz has thrown down the gauntlet into Chelsea’s young celebrities.
Billy Gilmour and Mason Mount impressed at the 4-0 friendly victory over St Patrick’s Athletic on Saturday, and therefore are two of the club starlets who’ll be expecting for more chances in an attempt to cement their place at the starting XI before their Premier League opener against Manchester United on August 11.
Luiz was impressed with the talent coming at Stamford Bridge and considers the youthful charges, such as Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham, can play a significant part.
“I believe we’re a blessed team since we’ve got as much talent, the young players are amazing,” said Luiz.
“Every single one, they possess the caliber to play with this club. I must perform my function as a mature player only trying to assist them and to perform my job.
“Obviously it’s a large step up and it is up to everybody to perform their job”
While Lampard is expected to hand numerous chances to the players during the effort, Luiz insists it’s all up to the kids themselves to work hard and keep focused throughout the ups and downs of a gruelling season.
“I believe when you are young you’ve got to think about you opening the door — not the doorway opening to you. The young players must work within this mindset. Since life isn’t straightforward.
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“Each single boy has been born and the other boy would like to become a footballer. And it is up to everyone to work hard and also for them to knock on the doorway and open the doorway that the possess the ability they possess the capacity for this, they simply need to demonstrate that each and every moment.’
Chelsea will face Barcelona in Japan on July 23 as they keep their pre-season trainings before shooting on Reading, Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Monchengladbach.
After kicking off their league campaign at Old Trafford, last year’s Europa League winners will take on European champions Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup only three times after in Istanbul.