Chelsea starlet Ian Maatsen ranked among top-30 most exciting Dutch youngsters

Chelsea starlet Ian Maatsen ranked among top-30 most exciting Dutch youngsters
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  • The 18-year-old left-back is backed for a first-team breakthrough for the next season.
  • He has recently signed a long-term contract with Chelsea.
  • Maatsen is placed 18th in this rating made by Dutch football specialists.

Chelsea youngster Ian Maatsen has earned himself a place among the most exciting Dutch wonder kids in the world after breaking through the youth system.

In a list compiled by Football Oranje, Maatsen occupies 18th place as he aims to put a bit of pressure on both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri.

Describing the young left-back, the report states: "The left-back, who can also play in the centre of defence, has earned rave reviews for Chelsea’s youth teams, and was a key member of Netherlands’ U17 side that won the European Championships.

"Frank Lampard has been giving youth a chance at Chelsea since taking charge of the club and Maatsen could be promoted full-time to the first-team next season. The 18-year-old recently signed a new long-term contract in London until 2024 with an option of another year."

Ian Maatsen has already been granted a first-team debut by Frank Lampard, albeit only as a substitute in a League Cup fixture against Grimsby Town.

His new agreement with Chelsea shows that he is firmly included in the club's long-term plans and also that he sees himself at Stamford Bridge for years ahead.

Source: Football Oranje

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