Albania manager Edy Reja suggests that Chelsea’s Armando Broja has big potential and can improve to get much better.

Broja, who’s an Albania international, is a talented young striker that’s getting his opportunity in the Chelsea first team this season.

The 21-year-old forward has been restricted to mostly substitute appearances this season for the Blues, but he did start back-to-back games before the winter break.

Chelsea head coach Graham Potter has tried a number of different players in the central attacking role, so it’ll be interesting to see who he favours post-World Cup.

The advantage for Broja of Albania not reaching the World Cup is he will get more of a chance to try impress Potter in training during the next month.

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Armando Broja potential

International boss Reja has listed a number of positive attributes about Broja’s game, including his rapid speed.

However, he’s also given some constructive feedback on where the youngster can get better

“He has great potential. He’s a well-structured player, 190cm tall, he has technique and great speed, you don’t catch him when he starts,” Reja said.

“He only has one phase, which is possession The second should improve because when the action is over it helps little. From this point of view he’s doing a little better this year, but certainly the fact of playing 20 or at most 30 minutes doesn’t help him”.

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Broja’s pace in attack is well known now, with Raheem Sterling recently naming him the fastest in the Chelsea squad.

There’s no doubt the Blues forward is still a little rough around the edges, which is completely normal for a player aged 21.

The fact he’s got so many good areas in his game is reason enough for Potter to have faith in him and give him more opportunities on the pitch moving forward.

It’s obvious that he needs to become more a goalscorer to become the long-term answer in Chelsea’s No.9 position. It definitely seems feasible if he keeps working hard and improving, though.

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