Frank Lampard did not enjoy success during his early spell at Chelsea, but the English manager deserves praise for giving opportunities to many young players.
After scoring 11 goals and providing six assists under Lampard during his loan spell at Derby County for the 2018-19 season, it is not surprising that Mount followed the England manager back to Stamford Bridge.
The midfielder benefited from Chelsea’s transfer ban and had an impressive breakout campaign with the Blues in the 2019-20 season. Mount continued to flourish under Lampard’s successor, Thomas Tuchel, and won Chelsea’s Player of the Year award for the 2020-21 season.
The England international has made more than 100 appearances for the Chelsea first team and last year became the youngest player to score 20 Premier League goals for the club. However, Mount’s future at Stamford Bridge is currently uncertain. Perhaps only Lampard can convince him to stay.
Signed from Rangers at the age of 16 in 2017, Gilmour made his first-team debut Chelsea against Sheffield United in August 2019. The midfielder was voted Player of the Year in FA starting appearances. Cup, Premier League and Champions League. The Scotland international then exploded onto the international scene at Euro 2020, and was once again voted Player of the Year in a 0-0 draw with England at Wembley.
But Gilmour couldn’t squeeze into Thomas Tuchel’s side and spent the 2021-22 season on loan at Norwich City, before heading to Brighton for a fee of £7.5m in the summer. He has struggled to make much of an impact for The Seagulls, having started just two Premier League games.
Lamptey made an impressive debut against Arsenal in December 2019, making a big contribution to helping the Blues come back to win 2-1. But the right-back made just two more appearances for the club before joining Brighton in a £4.5m deal in January 2020.
Despite struggling with injuries, he is still rated as one of the best young players in the Premier League. The 22-year-old has been a super-sub under Roberto De Zerbi this season.
During his loan spell at Wigan in 2018-19, James won the Fan Player of the Year award with 96% of the vote, as well as the Player of the Year and Goal of the Year awards. Season.
He was then promoted to Chelsea’s first team by Lampard and made 37 appearances in his breakthrough season, becoming the Blues’ youngest ever Champions League scorer when he completed the comeback. line in a 4-4 draw against Ajax. James is already one of England’s best right-backs.
Guehi was introduced to Chelsea’s first team by Lampard in a League Cup tie against Grimsby and also featured in their 1-2 loss to Man United. It was his last appearance for the Blues.
The centre-back has spent 18 months on loan at Championship side Swansea City. His impressive performances in South Wales convinced Crystal Palace to pay £18m for a signing in the summer of 2021.
Like Guehi, Maatsen also made his Chelsea first-team debut in a win over Grimsby, and that remains his only appearance for the Blues.
The Dutchman has spent the 2020-21 season on loan at League One side Charlton Athletic and has made 35 appearances in all competitions. He was then loaned to Coventry City for the 2021-22 season. The 21-year-old has impressed at left-back and is currently shining on loan at Burnley.
During Lampard’s time at Chelsea, Anjorin played in the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League. But he lost ground under Tuchel and was loaned to Lokomotiv Moscow before the 2021-22 season.
The young midfielder made nine appearances and scored a superb goal against Marseille in the Europa League before suffering a broken ankle that ended his loan spell prematurely. Anjorin is currently on loan at Championship side Huddersfield Town. However, he has not played since September after suffering an injury.
Broja came on from the bench in Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Everton in March 2020 and is now part of the Blues squad.
After scoring 11 goals for Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem in the 2020-21 season, the Albania international was on loan at Southampton and excelled at St. Mary’s last season to be recalled by Chelsea. Unfortunately, Broja picked up an ACL injury in December.