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Lampard has unearthed a future Chelsea captain with youth policy - Sutton

Frank Lampard may have discovered a future Chelsea captain by allowing a number of academy stars to step up to the senior fold, according to Chris Sutton.

Lampard quickly set about stamping his own mark on the Chelsea squad when he was drafted in to succeed Maurizio Sarri in the managerial hot-seat back in July.

A FIFA imposed transfer ban prevented the 41-year-old from signing any new players, so he took a closer look at the club's younger talent ahead of the 2019-20 season.

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Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori are among those to have benefitted, with all three men now enjoying prominent roles in the first team.