What Mason Burstow was saying in Chelsea first-team training yesterday

Mason Burstow must be brimming with joy to be part of the Chelsea first-team training camp in Abu Dhabi.

He certainly sounded like he was enjoying himself, when the club cameras captured the 19-year-old expressing pure delight under the warm glow of the West Coast sun.

‘What a time to be alive’ expressed the young striker seven seconds into the video.

Mason Burstow bubbling in Abu Dhabi

Burstow can’t really have many complaints with life at the moment.

The teenager is currently pitting his wits against several of Graham Potter’s senior stars, in a country he may never have visited had Chelsea not signed him in January.

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He agreed to depart Charlton Athletic in favour of the Premier League side last season, but not before finishing off the campaign with his now former team.

His move to South West London was spurred on by the six goals he scored for Charlton after being promoted from the academy set-up.

Scoring has not dried up since permanently leaving the Addicks.

So far this term, Burstow has bagged four times for Chelsea’s Under-21s.

Clearly a talented forward with a point to prove, his efforts earned him a seat on the plane to Abu Dhabi.

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Graham Potter included several youth products to help bolster his roster whilst several key personnel are still at the World Cup.

Potter also decided to bring with him a handful of players in recovery from their respective injuries.

Reece James, Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante and Wesley Fofana all jetted off across the globe, in the hope they will be fit enough for the return of domestic football.

"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."