Chelsea academy was nearly shut down by ex-boss for being a ‘waste of time’

EX-CHELSEA chief Michael Emenalo claimed a former manager tried to CLOSE the club’s academy.

Frank Lampard put his trust in the youth during his debut season in 2019-20 after the club were put under a transfer embargo – and managed to guide the young Blues into the Champions League.


Michael Emenalo claimed a former Chelsea boss tried shutting down the academyCredit: PA:Press Association

The likes of Mason Mount and Reece James then helped the Blues to win Europe’s top competition under Thomas Tuchel.

And starlets like Levi Colwill are set to play a huge role under incoming manager…

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