Frank Lampard drafts five Chelsea wonderkids into first-team training

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has called up five teenage starlets to join in with first-team training ahead of the Blues' FA Cup clash with League Two side Morecambe on Sunday.

Tino Anjorin, Lewis Bate, Henry Lawrence, Tino Livramento and Jude Soonsup-Bell have all been drafted in and could feature in the matchday squad.

16-year-old prospect Soonsup-Bell has been a prolific goalscorer at youth level for Chelsea, netting 26 goals in 17 appearances last season and notching 11 times in nine games for the under-18s this season.

18-year-old right-back Livramento has also impressed at youth level and with Reece James currently out injured, the youngster could be given a start against Morecambe if Lampard opts to rest Cesar Azpilicueta.

Lawrence is a versatile prospect, having played as a centre-back, left-back, right-back, left midfielder and holding midfielder this season and the 19-year-old could be a good option for Lampard to have given his two-footedness.

Midfielder Bate is thought to be highly regarded at Stamford Bridge and he could follow in the footsteps of Mason Mount and Billy Gilmour as the next academy graduate to break into the senior squad in the centre of the park.

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Anjorin is perhaps the most likely to feature against Morecambe, having already started for the Blues in the Champions League against Krasnodar and among the substitutes for the Premier League clash with Everton.

The teenager counts Lampard among his idols and the Chelsea boss was full of praise for Anjorin after his performance against Krasnodar.

"In training he had shown us last season a real ability to step straight into the level in terms of his ability on the ball", Lampard said.

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"He showed it today in the way he receives the ball and how he moves with it very quickly, his physical attributes to protect the ball. He's had some fitness issues in terms of completing games at under-23 and youth team levels.

"That's a work in progress with him but the more he trains with us the better he is. It's a real good environment for him. With the injuries we have in the short term he will spend more time with us.

"He did very well tonight. It was a good debut and he grew into the game as it went along."

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