Date:26th September 2022 at 9:30pm
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Whilst Chelsea starlet Carney Chukwuemeka will have to wait for his chance in the Blues’ first-team this season, manager Graham Potter sees “huge potential” in the starlet.

What’s the word?

That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who has informed GIVEMESPORT of the update surrounding the midfielder, following his £20million move from Aston Villa last month.

O’Rourke states that Chelsea see huge potential in Chukwuemeka, but the former Villa man will need to be patient as he awaits an opportunity to thrive in the first-team.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke said: “He’ll have to be patient and wait for his chance, and hopefully, once he gets that chance, he’ll be able to go on and establish himself in that Chelsea side. It was obviously a difficult one for Villa.

“They didn’t really want to lose him, but they couldn’t turn down the money that they received from Chelsea. Chelsea do like him. They see huge potential in Chukwuemeka, but he’s going to have to be patient and wait for his chance and hopefully then he’ll be able to take it with both hands.”

A future Potter favourite

Whilst the 18-year-old is yet to make an appearance in domestic or European competition for Chelsea, he has indeed featured in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Brighton.

It was a game that indicated his potential to become a future favourite under Potter, with the starlet having scored twice to secure the Blues a win.

The England under-20 international was brought to Chelsea by owner and then-makeshift sporting director, Todd Boehly, who signed the starlet to add to his “top talents” collection of future stars who can be embedded into the first team on a consistent and supplemental basis.

On Chukwuemeka’s arrival from Aston Villa, Boehly told Chelsea’s official website: “We are delighted to be able to bring him to Chelsea and add such a talented young individual to our squad for the new season and beyond.”

There is clearly a future for the 18-year-old at Stamford Bridge, and he will be hoping for more opportunities to impress Potter in the Blues’ first-team.