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Chelsea youngster on the verge of signing new long-term contract

Chelsea youngster Tino Anjorin is reportedly close to signing a new contract.

Anjorin made his Premier League debut on Sunday when he came on as a substitute in the 4-0 thrashing of Everton at Stamford Bridge.

And Football Insider say he is close to signing a new long-term deal to cement his future at the club.

Anjorin is one of several young players to have made the step up to the first team since Frank Lampard took over as Blues boss last summer.

The others include midfielders Mason Mount and Billy Gilmour, who have both caught the eye this season.

Gilmour enhanced his growing reputation with another superb display against Everton – although Lampard believes Mount and Ross Barkley also deserved credit for the way they curbed their attacking instincts to offer the Scottish teenager excellent protection during the game.

Lampard told a press conference: “I’m not going to lie and say I didn’t have, not concerns, but you’re very aware when you have two players that could easily be number 10s and they have a lot more work to do off the ball.

“What I do know is that they’ve got the capacity for it. It was more: ‘Can you be focused and use your energy, maybe not so much all the time to be going forward, but to use it slightly backwards and also be aware that you need to protect Billy when the ball’s on the other side?’

“We had those talks and I think that was probably one of the most pleasing parts of the performance for me – they gave us that (defensive work) but also when we get the ball we’ve got two really offensive players.

“I thought the players in the midfield got that balance right on the pitch.”