Armando Broja
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Chelsea have a large array of fine young talents coming through the ranks at the club right now, but there is always that one or two players that stand out above the rest and really make you sit on the edge of your seat.

Of course we cannot watch football right now due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but I have been keeping a very close eye on the progress of Academy striker Armando Broja.

I have also been using this time to go back and look at his games, his style of play, what he does great, and what he can improve on.

The 18-year old has already caught the eye of first team boss Frank Lampard enough for him to have included him in recent first team squads, and Chelsea have also recently signed him to a new and improved contract at the club. They know how good he is, and so do I.

He reminds me of a classic style all round centre forward, a real number 9 who has the ability to be a bully once he fully develops physically, but also has the technical ability to do be more than just a menace to defenders.

He is almost 6ft 3in tall already and will still be growing. He needs to build himself physically a little more and become much stronger on the ball. But when he does that, he has all the qualities to be a completely dominating centre forward who will provide nightmares to defenders for a long time.

But as I touched on, he isn’t just about his height, he is a great ball player and has great positional awareness already. He can play off the last man, draw defenders wide and drop in and link up with midfielders. But most of all, he is a lethal finisher and a natural goal poacher.

Broja has a very high ceiling, and it will be wise to start introducing him into the first team a lot more over the coming months when football returns!

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