Chelsea teenager Mason Burstow has all-but-confirmed on Twitter that he has remained part of the first team squad in training after returning from the warm weather camp.

The 18-year-old was selected by manager Graham Potter as part of the travelling squad to Abu Dhabi, where he featured in the friendly match against Aston Villa that concluded the tour.

The game was overshadowed by the injury to Armando Broja, which has ruled him out for the rest of the season.

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This may see the Blues enter the market for an emergency reinforcement up top, however they could turn their eye to the always-exciting crop at Cobham.

It has already been reported that the club have made a U-turn on the future of Malik Mothersille, who was expected to leave at the end of the season when his contract expires.

Burstow still with first team

It also appears Potter wants to take a better look at Burstow, with him being seen walking out to train in a video posted by the club’s official twitter.

The youngster retweeted this onto his own feed, making a claim about the cold conditions the players are currently enduring.

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With only Kai Havertz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang available as recognised first team options to play through the middle, it is a necessity that the Blues do something in January to address this issue.

They have been linked with a move to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko, with his deal set to expire at the end of this season and all parties unsure as to whether he will resign.

The Blues would be wise to at least bring in a short-term option, with it expected that Christopher Nkunku is going to join the club when this current season comes to a close.

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