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Traore was a wobbling calf but is getting used to senior football - Chelsea boss Hiddink

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has been left impressed with the progress shown by young striker Bertrand Traore in the second half of the season.

The 20-year-old, who started for the Blues in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Wednesday night, has scored two goals in nine league appearances for the Blues this season and Hiddink feels the development of the Burkina Faso international is coming along beautifully.

Following the game, Hiddink said: "The Academy is delivering, and other players like Traore, who have been with us for a long time.

"There are other players training with us who I would like to see more of. I have one point which is a little bit controversial.

"When Chelsea are playing in a lot of championships - Under-18, Under-19, Under-21 - it's nice to have won these cups, but it's even better when those guys have their training sessions with us as well.

"There we can review how we approach their future. We showed that with Traore in the last half-year. When I came, he was like a calf who was wobbling but now he's getting used to men's football."


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