Chelsea youngster Lucas Piazon is delighted with his progress over the last 12 months.

The former Sao Paulo prospect is now seeing first team action for Chelsea.

"When I arrived I started in the reserve squad and I was playing so many games in the youth team to get adapted to English football," he told, "and I think this was very important for me. Now I have been playing with the first team, the most important moment in my career, so the youth team and the reserves helped me a lot to be where I am now.

"In America I could score a goal which was nice and this pre-season is important for the youngsters to get a chance to play, and for Chelsea to be able to give us a chance. I really enjoyed the tour and it was a great experience in my life."