Chelsea News: Jose Mourinho urges Frank Lampard to put faith in two youngsters

Sudarshan Venkatesan
|Published 01/08/2019

Jose Mourinho has urged Frank Lampard to trust Kurt Zouma and Tammy Abraham. 

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has asked Frank Lampard to back the youngster duo, Kurt Zouma and Tammy Abraham.

The Blues are currently hit with a transfer ban, meaning that the youngsters will be handed a chance in the upcoming season to prove their worth. Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are in Frank Lampard’s plans for the upcoming season, whereas Kurt Zouma has been tipped to leave on loan yet again.

However, the French International should be kept because of the current situation’s demand, as per Jose Mourinho.

The 56-year-old said: “It depends on what you have in the academy, that’s the point,”

“I think every manager in the world loves to play kids from the academy.

“The question is: what is the product from the academy? What can you work with to improve?

“I think Chelsea is a very special club in relation to that. I just give an example: Chelsea needs a centre-back – Kurt Zouma! You don’t need to buy, you don’t need to spend. Zouma!

“He’s champion of England, he played for Chelsea, played for Stoke in the Premier League, played for Everton in the Premier League, played for France. He’s your player, he’s on loan, where are you going to buy a better player than him? You already have him.”

Mourinho, who was sacked in 2015 after failing to trust the youngsters including Kevin De Bruyne, Mohammed Salah, and Romelu Lukaku, also believes that Tammy Abraham could shine at Stamford Bridge.

“You want a young striker – Tammy Abraham!” he said. “He’s yours. He knows the club. He was made at the club, he was educated at the club.

“He was on loan, he played already some matches in the Premier League, he plays in the Championship, but Championship at the highest level with the responsibility to play at a big club like Aston Villa. He’s ready.

“Do you need to buy a young centre forward? No! And Chelsea were criticised many times with the number of players they had on loan, more than 30 players, 40 players, but now the moment arrived and they have answers like nobody else could have.” added Jose.

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What’s next?

Tammy Abraham has been promised a role in the upcoming season, while Kurt Zouma will be club’s fifth choice centre-back this season.


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