Chelsea coach Frank Lampard didn’t give anything away regarding the possibility of Faustino Anjorin playing his first-ever game in the Emirates FA Cup in Sunday’s meeting with Morecambe.
The Anglo-Nigerian attacking midfielder is among the five academy stars training with the Blues first team ahead of the match with the League Two opponents, the others being Henry Lawrence, Lewis Bate, Tino Livramento and Jude Soonsup-Bell.
Lampard explained that the young players training with the first team have helped everyone and allows them to develop further.
On the academy players called up, Lampard said at Friday afternoon’s pre-match press conference : “We’ve called up both Tinos (Anjorin and Livramento) Jude, Lewis Bate and Henry Lawrence.
“It’s a great experience for them and something I’ve wanted to do.
“They’ve got real potential and there are lots of steps for them in different ways.”
Anjorin has made his debuts for Chelsea in the Premier League, Carabao Cup and Champions League, playing three games in total.