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Sutton: There's a Chelsea captain amongst Lampard's whizkids

Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton is full of praise for manager Frank Lampard after he guided the club into the final 16 of the Champions League.

Sutton is happy seeing Lampard give the club's young players a chance.

He told BonusCodeBets: “There's been a lot of admiration for what Frank Lampard has achieved at Chelsea this season.

"The pressure is off on the basis since the early 2000s in the Abramovich era, everyone always expected Chelsea to be in the hunt for the Premier League title. He's achieved great things with the younger players, the likes of Abraham coming through, Mason Mount playing well, Reece James has been excellent. It bodes well, and they're an exciting team to watch.

"They've got a manager that has total faith and belief in them, and at the start of the season he gave Abraham an opportunity over Giroud and Batshuayi, he'd seen him and trusted him and you can only give him credit for allowing players like him, Mason Mount and (Fikayo) Tomori to make that step up.

"If the players at their age are showing early signs of being able to consistently perform at a high level in the Premier League, then there's no reason why one of them couldn't become a Chelsea captain."

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