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.

Photo by Clive Howes – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

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…

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces 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.