Chelsea to see another exodus of young talents after Lampard’s departure

Chelsea could see another exodus of academy talents after Lampard's departure, as the club stand to lose Valentino Livramento, Lewis Bate and Myles Peart-Harris this summer.

Lewis Bate of Chelsea U23
Lewis Bate of Chelsea U23

Chelsea are thought to be on the verge of losing three of their best Academy prospects this summer.

According to The Athletic, the likes of Valentino Livramento, Lewis Bate and Myles Peart-Harris are expected to leave the club in the coming weeks. Two of those players have already moved on. 

Chelsea are thought to be on the verge of losing three of their best Academy prospects this summer.

All three players are in the final year of their contract with the London club, and they are refusing to sign extensions.

Losing three bright young talents will come as a major blow to the Premier League giants in one summer.

All three players are keen on regular football next season, and Chelsea will not be able to provide him with that platform.

Bate, for example, is one of the most exciting talents in the country right now, and he is rated above Billy Gilmour, who was a part of the Chelsea first-team squad last season. Bate has now signed for Leeds United. 

Meanwhile, Peart-Harris scored 11 goals for the Chelsea youth squad last season, and the player has completed a move to Brentford. The attacker wants more first-team opportunities, and he is unlikely to play ahead of the likes of Timo Werner next season.

Livramento is another exceptional defensive talent who is on the wish list of several European clubs this summer.

The Blues already have Reece James as their starting right back, and the young full-back, who has been at the club since the age of 8, is unlikely to get the opportunities he needs to continue his development.

Since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea had been linked with several established stars across the pitch. On the other hand, Frank Lampard was more open to giving youngsters a chance during his time at the club.

The former Chelsea midfielder helped develop the likes of Mason MountTammy AbrahamCallum Hudson Odoi and Reece James.

Apart from Mount, all the other young players have struggled for regular game time under Tuchel, and it is no surprise that they are looking to leave the club this summer.

Previously, Chelsea could not hold on to the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne, who went on to become marquee players for Premier League rivals. The former is linked to a come back which will cost London club £100 million.