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Conte keen to give Chelsea chance to Abraham, Solanke

Antonio Conte says he is looking forward to giving some highly-rated Chelsea youngsters an opportunity to shine in the first team.

The likes of Bertrand Traore, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ola Aina, Nathaniel Chalobah and Kenedy all featured in Wednesday's 3-0 pre-season friendly win over RZ Pellets WAC in Austria.

With Traore, Loftus-Cheek and Chalobah providing the goals for the Blues, Conte is now eager to see what other talented attackers Abraham and Solanke are capable of in a first-team environment.

The duo are currently with the England team at the U19 Euros in Germany where they take on Italy in the semi-finals on Thursday but will return to London to link up with Conte's squad following their pre-season trip to the USA.

Conte said of Chelsea's young brigade: "In the future I want to see other very young players like Abraham and Solanke.

"I am very happy to have young players to work with, and who I can improve and permit to become Chelsea first team players, not young players."


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