Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri has disclosed that youngster, Ethan Ampadu, is capable of filling in the position of midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, at the Stamford Bridge.
Fabregas completed his move to AS Monaco in a deal worth £10 million from Chelsea last week.
The 31-year-old signed a three-and-a-half-year-deal with the French club but Sarri hopes Ampadu can rise to the challenge and fill in Fabregas’ position at the club.
Asked about Fabregas’ replacement, Sarri was quoted by Metro UK as telling reporters: “I hope [Ethan] Ampadu can do that.
“Of course, playing as a central midfielder in our team is not easy. We need to try and try and try in training, but I think that he [Ampadu] is able to do it.
“In the future maybe [he can play the Jorginho role], but we have to work. “The player who plays in that position usually touches about 120, 130 balls [per game], and so I think we need a specialist there.”
Chelsea will now tackle Arsenal in their next Premier League fixture on January 19 after defeating Newcastle United 2-1 at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday.