Chelsea are reportedly looking to offer new contracts to promising youth quartet Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Fikayo Tomori and Tino Anjorin.
The youthful revolution of the Chelsea side following Frank Lampard’s appointment has been an unprecedented success. According to the Metro, the club are keen to secure the long term futures of four of their prize assets.
Tammy Abraham has been in blistering form since being trusted with the no.9 shirt, scoring 10 goals in 11 league starts. This has left him second in the Premier League goal-scoring charts. Tomori is another who has earned a spot as a first-team regular. He has started nine league games and scored one goal.
James seems to be the next in line to claim a starting spot. He was given his first Premier League start last time out against Crystal Palace and put in a sublime performance shutting out the dangerous Zaha.
Anjorin, who is just 17-years-old, made his first-team debut in the Carabao Cup against Grimsby and is tearing it up for the development squad. An attacking midfielder who grew up idolizing manager Lampard, Anjorin is seen by many as a future superstar and could be yet another name on the ever-growing list of Chelsea academy graduates.
Tying these four down to long term deals could be crucial before other clubs across Europe start sniffing around.
It would be a sign of the long-term intended trust in Lampard and the youth, and something for Chelsea fans to get seriously excited about.