Luiz predicts bright future as 'amazing generation' emerges at Chelsea
- Several young players have started to make a name for themselves at Chelsea.
- Luiz is glad that those are English players, continuing traditions of Lampard and Terry.
- Those youngsters are already adapted for modern football and will only get better, says the defender.
David Luiz has spoken with his usual optimism about a string of young talents emerging at Chelsea.
The academy graduates can be playing a big role at the club if the transfer ban is upheld.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have already established themselves as fans' favourites and first-team players.
Others have gained experience after being loaned to other teams. Luiz names several of them who can prove themselves in the next seasons.
"I think Chelsea now has an amazing generation with Callum, with Ruben, with Ampadu," the Brazilian told Chelsea magazine.
"After that, we have Reece James, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and a lot more guys with the level to improve themselves and one day to be legends of Chelsea.
"The new generation is adapted for modern football. They already grew up learning about this kind of football, with the strength, quality, speed.
"I’m happy because I understand teams like Chelsea need their English players, their English boys to play for us again, and we are trying to build legends for them again, like Lampard was, like Terry was.
"We can see now that Ruben is coming so strong - he's a fantastic player. Callum, for sure, is going to come back from his injury even stronger with his mentality.
"The players in London, they have a lot of quality. Both these players are examples of this. They are at the top level.
"We are sad because they got these injuries - and both got the same injury - but for sure they are going to continue to improve, they are going to continue to play at the top.
"I said to them, 'Don't worry because you're going to play 500 or 600 games in your careers, so just take care of yourselves now and be good in the future.'"