Ethan Ampadu reveals Chelsea target after shining for Wales vs Ireland

Ethan Ampadu insists he is determined to win over new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.

The Blues youngster,17, was magnificent in midfield in Wales’ 4-1 win over the Republic of Ireland.

He had a hand in two goals and bossed the midfield on just his second international appearance and his first competitive start.

But the former Exeter trainee is yet to appear for Chelsea this term under Antonio Conte’s successor Sarri.

He remains stuck on one Premier League substitute appearance and six games in the Cups.

Asked if he was frustrated at Chelsea, Ampadu replied: “You can say that on the one hand but it is just about getting the experience as a player.

“I am just trying to improve to get into the team.

“This season plans are this season’s plans but for me it is just to keep working hard and improving to try and get in the team and show him (Sarri) what I can do.”

Ampadu has come through the Welsh system, playing for the U14s, U15s, U16s and U17s but was also invited by England to join their youth set-up.

The son of former Swansea midfielder Kwame Ampadu qualifies for Wales because it is the land of his mother’s birth.

He has now ended any lingering doubts over his international allegiances by turning out competitively for Wales.

Ampadu, 18 next week, added: “There was all the talk on England and everything but me for a while I have always been thinking of Wales.

“As you can probably see I enjoy playing for Wales and the fans and everything around it.

“The older players and even the staff have definitely helped me settle in.

“The older more experienced players have helped us go out and settle and express ourselves.”

Will Ethan Ampadu become a first team regular for Chelsea?


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