EPL: ‘I’m truly blessed’ – Thomas Tuchel promotes ex-Barca star to Chelsea first team

Former Barcelona youngster, Xavier Mbuyamba has said he is ‘truly blessed’ after Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel promoted him to first-team training.

The Dutch defender joined Chelsea from Barcelona last summer during the reign of Frank Lampard.

It was reported that Lampard was about to integrate Mbuyamba into his first-team before he suffered a serious injury shortly after arriving at the club and was sidelined for most of the 2020-21 season.

However, he made his debut for Chelsea’s development side last April as a late substitute, scoring in a 3-1 win over Southampton U23.

Mbuyamba was called up to first-team training by Tuchel this week.

“A moment I’ve been working towards since joining this incredible club,” the 19-year-old said on Instagram.

“Truly blessed to be training with the first team this week. Lots to learn and my motivation is on another level right now!”

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