Federico Chiesa has some pretty big boots to fill.
He is the son of Enrico Chiesa – former Sampdoria, Parma, Fiorentina and Lazio striker who also played 22 times for the Italy national side.
But having burst onto the scene as an 18 year-old with Fiorentina, Federico is already on course for stardom.
At 20 years of age, Chiesa has made 80 appearances for La Viola, and has scored 12 goals.
He’s part of a potent, young front-three alongside Marko Pjaca and Giovanni Simeone.
And despite his youth, he is fast becoming a key part of the Italian national side.
Although they’re experiencing a tough transition period under Roberto Mancini, Chiesa has been a ray of hope.
His energy and guile looks to have rejuvenated an ageing team that lacks creativity.
And Mancini’s decision to start Chiesa alongside Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi has Azzurri fans excited.
Chiesa has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, and he could be the perfect player to compliment Eden Hazard.
Whilst clearly the better player, Hazard isn’t someone who likes to do much defensive running.
Chiesa is a player with an extraordinary engine whilst also managing to maintain clarity of thought when he does get the ball.
Therefore, with Pedro and Willian failing to pull up trees this season, Chiesa could fill that spot for Maurizio Sarri.