Ethan Ampadu was signed as a buzzing teenager from Exeter City.
Now 21, Ampadu has become an important player with the Wales national team and also impressed last season on loan with Italian side, Venezia.
Ethan Ampadu is hoping to have a chance in the Chelsea team next season, and he’s banking on his ability to play three different positions.
The Welsh international can play as a central defender, a defensive midfielder and a right wing-back.
He told the official Chelsea website: “Every season is a big season but I’d like to take some of the momentum from last year into this pre-season.
“Everybody just wants to be on the pitch and thankfully I feel comfortable playing in more than one position. Hopefully I can get onto the pitch this season for Chelsea and help out the side.
“Wherever Thomas needs me, I’d be happy to play there. I’m more than comfortable playing, whether that’s at centre-back, in midfield or at right wing-back.
“It’s a big year for me with the World Cup with Wales as well and I think because we’ve qualified for this, on the back off a couple of Euros qualifications, it shows where we are heading as a nation.
“It was an unreal night [qualifying] and an unreal feeling and something we are all looking forward to. We’ve all said it before, but it really is a dream come true to qualify for a World Cup and all eyes on November.”