‘Standing out’: 18-year-old youngster is seriously impressing Potter in Chelsea training already - journalist

Journalist Simon Phillips has told GiveMeSport that Chelsea youngster Carney Chukwuemeka has been seriously impressing Graham Potter in Chelsea training.

Every player is surely in for a clean slate under the new manager, who is yet to take charge of a Premier League game with the Blues.

Chukwuemeka is yet to make a first team appearance for the Blues after his big money move from Aston Villa, with him making a couple of appearances for the U-21 side.

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However, his time at the club may be about to kickstart, after reports broke that he scored a brace in a behind closed doors friendly win against Brighton.

Phillips has claimed that he has been told a lot that the 18-year-old has been impressing the manager in training, with him pushing for his first senior appearance.

Chukwuemeka impressing in training

He said: “He’s been one of the names I’ve been given when I’ve asked who’s impressing Potter in training at the moment.

“Chukwuemeka has been given to me every time I’ve asked, so he’s obviously standing out in training. He scored those two goals in the game against Brighton, and he actually only came on at half-time, so he scored them in one half.”

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The scenario sounds similar to that of Armando Broja, who is also yet to start a game for the Blues this season despite reports claiming he has been impressing in training.

However, this could be set to change if the new manager is willing to offer his entire squad a chance to impress before a mad stint of club football when the month of October begins.

With the Blues being more than short of goals, there could be a real opportunity for the pair to impress in the coming weeks, with only really Raheem Sterling bringing goals on a semi-regular basis.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.