18-year-old Chelsea prospect put into first-team training by Tuchel, posts two-word reaction on Twitter
Jayden Wareham celebrated his call-up to rub shoulders with Thomas Tuchel’s senior Chelsea star with a simple social media post.
Wareham and several of his junior colleagues were invited to train alongside a handful of first-teamers yesterday, ahead of the Carabao Cup clash against Brentford.
Tuchel had limited options to work with on the Cobham pitches, following an outbreak of positive covid cases in the camp.
Therefore, he kindly decided to offer the available slots to at least eight academy talents.
One of the lucky winners was Wareham, who shared his gratitude via a Twitter upload.
Who is Jayden Wareham?
The teenager has probably not been this close to the Chelsea boss or his pupils since arriving at Stamford Bridge earlier this year.
He signed for the Blues in the spring, having previously played for Woking FC in the National League.
After making 22 appearances for the Cardinals, the striker joined Ed Brand’s Under-18s side.
Wareham scored or assisted three goals in his first two outings, which earned him a full-time contract with Chelsea.
Now, the 18-year-old is a regular in the Under-23s, but he has mainly been used as a substitute by Andy Myers.
Tuchel’s other picks
Alongside the centre-forward, Tuchel promoted a whole host of his emerging comrades yesterday.
Xavier Mbuyamba, Teddy Sharman-Lowe, Lewis Baker and Harvey Vale returned, having previously been picked by the German coach.
There were also call-ups for Bryan Fiabema, Josh Brooking, Alfie Gilchrist, Joe Haigh, Xavier Simons, Dion Rankine and Lewis Hall.
One, or maybe more, of these skilled youngsters might play a part in tomorrow’s trip to Brentford.
There are certainly worse ways to impress the powers above…