What’s being said
He said: “If there was ever a time to be an academy player and you hear the news that they are coming then it is a very exciting time.”
“Many academy players think maybe I can get in the team here, get into pre-season and work my way into the team. Frank has seen a lot of the academy boys in games and Jody has worked with them.” (Source: Goal)
Premier League’s too competitive
While Sammut may well be right, and youth may be afforded the chance, it will be a horrible thing for Lampard to implement next season, as the Premier League is far too competitive to take a chance on youth.
Out of the Chelsea youth players who could be afforded the chance, Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori’s names have been mentioned the most. Between the three of them, they have a just four first-team appearances for Chelsea.
The lack of experience between the three is exactly the reason why affording the youth players too much game time next season could backfire for Lampard next season.