Cesare Casadei joined Chelsea in the summer for a large fee given his age, but instead of going on loan or joining Graham Potter’s first team, he went straight into the development squad.
He’s been outstanding in the PL2, scoring a hattrick in a friendly last week after a long-range screamer.
On the London is Blue podcast, academy watcher “Chelsea Youth” admitted that the Italian was “too good for this level” and would fit in nicely with the first team.
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“Casadei is now finding his confidence and rhythm in this team and in England,” says. He appears to be far too good for this level (U-21). I wouldn’t rule out him making his Chelsea debut based on his current form.