Potter includes 18-year-old Chelsea youngster in training ahead of Brighton



Chelsea youngster Omari Hutchinson took part in first-team training ahead of the Premier League clash against Brighton on Friday.

The Blues travel to the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon to face Brighton in a league meeting, with the previous three games between the clubs ending in draws.

It’s a return to his former club for Blues boss Graham Potter, who decided against the Seagulls’ latest move to complete a move to Stamford Bridge.

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Omari Hutchinson in Chelsea training

Chelsea fans will be delighted to know that Hutchinson took part in the final training session with the senior squad yesterday ahead of the Brighton game.

The Blues uploaded a selection of images to the club’s training website, which features the 18-year-old prospect mixing it up with the club’s star names.


 

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He’s been one of the standouts in Chelsea’s youth team this season, so it’s no surprise to see him knocking on the first-team door.

The attacking midfielder has not made his senior debut for the club since joining Arsenal in the summer, but these are extremely positive signs that he is at least on Potter’s radar.

Let’s see if he can sneak into the match day squad this afternoon against Brighton.

Photo by Clive Howes – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Described as “exciting” by Jim Fraser when he signed, Hutchinson is making a huge impact in his first few months in Chelsea colours.

The Athletic recently claimed that some Chelsea insiders have even compared the teenager to Eden Hazard.

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Sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. He likes anything related to football or cricket when it comes to England.

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