Tuchel shares what he noticed about Chelsea’s U18’s after watching them for first time

Thomas Tuchel was highly impressed by the Chelsea under-18 side having witnessed one of their in-house matches first hand.

Speaking in his press conference via the club’s YouTube Channel, Tuchel was asked about Chelsea’s prestigious academy.

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“I watched the in-house match of the 18 years olds and they are on a high level,” he said. “It’s a pleasure to work with them because they have the quality and the physical ability to handle the Premier League.

“I am very pleased all the Chelsea boys in the squad are aware of the challenge. It does something to your character and approach to games in training.”

Chelsea have been widely celebrated for the players they have produced on the Cobham construction line.

Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James and Billy Gilmour are all shining examples of such who are present in the first team.

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Tuchel has a very strong policy on promoting youth, therefore many of those in development will be hoping they are given a chance at some point in the future.

It also provides an added incentive to his senior members. If they fail to perform, the Chelsea manager probably won’t hesitate to call upon his young army.

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These are very promising signs for Chelsea going forward.

If Tuchel recognises the talent early in his ranks, then maybe he can stop the cycle of continuously loaning out bright talents.

"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."