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‘I’m So Excited’ ‘We All Know His Talent’ – Fans Back Sarri To Pick Chelsea Starlet As Cahill Replacement

Ethan Ampadu is expected to play at centre-back for Chelsea alongside Andreas Christensen in tonight’s Europa League game against Vidi.

The Welsh international has been used mostly as a holding midfielder for club and country at senior level, but many see the 18-year-old’s future at centre-half.

Chelsea supporters on Twitter are intrigued to see how Ampadu fares in the position alongside Christensen tonight:

Some see the Welshman’s chance tonight to stake a claim for the fourth choice centre-half position in the squad with Gary Cahill tipped to leave Stamford Bridge in January.

The 32-year-old hasn’t trained in Hungary due to an unspecified injury, and manager Maurizio Sarri has gone for a youthful looking squad with the Blues having already topped the group.

It will be a test for Chelsea’s youngsters, however, with Vidi still able to qualify in second place ahead of BATE Borisov. Ampadu will certainly have a challenge on his hands if he is picked to start at centre-back.

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