Some Chelsea fans exicted by Xavier Mbuyamba post on Twitter

'Time will come': Some Chelsea fans excited after seeing their 19-year-old prospect training with the first team yesterday

Chelsea prospect Xavier Mbuyamba uploaded a picture of himself training with the first team yesterday – and some Blues supporters on Twitter are extremely excited about his future. 

Mbuyamba posted an image on Twitter training with the senior group on Thursday alongside Hakim Ziyech.

The 19-year-old was pictured training with the first team for the very first time back on 3 September, so it’s great to see him still around Thomas Tuchel’s main group.

He’s yet to make his senior debut since his move from Barcelona to Stamford Bridge in 2020. However, the defender did feature on the first-team bench last month during the Carabao Cup victory against Aston Villa.

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Chelsea fans excited about Xavier Mbuyamba

A selection of Blues supporters on social media are tipping Mbuyamba for big things are seeing him training this week. 

He’s a ball-playing centre-back that has massively impressed with the Under-23s, starring as a regular in the Premier League 2 division.

The 6ft 5in Dutch defender is comfortable playing out from the back and reads the game well. He’s strong in the air, too. 

Here are some Chelsea fans replying to Mbuyamba on social media:

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Of course, Chelsea can’t put a claim on Mbuyamba like some of their other youngsters who’ve been in the academy system for years. 

However, the defender is one of the players in the current Under-23s side that will have eyes on forcing their way into Tuchel’s plans in the future.

Mbuyamba, along with Harvey Vale, Dion Rankine and Jude Soonsup-Bell, are just some of the talented academy stars at Chelsea that supporters should keep a watch out for.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.