Chelsea have one of the best youth football academies in the world and it is no wonder that a handful of them just won the Champions League before they barely hit their early 20s.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has invested a lot of time and money in our youth academy and he really sees the benefits now.
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Roman wants to see as many of these players as possible get through the ranks of the club, but business and winning trophies will always be a priority.
Not all academic prospects will break through and make it into the club, but it is important to remember that Roman is still invested in the academy and Thomas Tuchel is fully aware of this.
He knows how important it is to bring players through when he feels they are ready and needed, and he has proven that he will already on some occasions this season watch academy and U23 matches.
Tuchel has also bought a couple of the highly regarded academics for senior training often this season, and he rates a good handful of players highly. Does this mean they will all cope? No. However, some will definitely get chances for.
Not only that, but some of the loaned guys also have a decent chance, and especially two names that stand out that could have a chance as soon as next season are Tino Livramento and Armando Broja.
Sky Sports has confirmed my report from weeks ago that Broja likes Tuchel and is considering being bought next season as an extra center forward where Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham both appear to be leaving.
As I said this morning, and on the Podcast a few weeks back, Chelsea are ready to start negotiations with Armando Broja for a new contract, with Thomas Tuchel considering including him in the first team next season.
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In my opinion he is good enough to get into our first team now and do a good job, he will definitely surprise a few if he does.
Other than that, Tuchel wants a wide right-handed player according to The Telegraph, with Adama Traore and Archaf Hakimi mentioned.
I happen to know that Tuchel is a big admirer of Livramento, who also happens to play in that position. The youth have trained under Tuchel on several occasions this season and even made the bench in a few games at the end.
He’s certainly one to keep an eye on, and with transition priorities seemingly elsewhere, Livramento can get into the first-team squad as an option wide wide.
They are both more than good enough to be team players for me, some will argue more.