Callum Hudson-Odoi says Frank Lampard’s appointment gave him an “extra boost” towards signing a new contract with Chelsea.
The 18-year-old signed a new five-year contract on Thursday after over a year of negotiations.
And Hudson-Odoi has credited Lampard’s presence will helping him decide his long-term future.
“I’ve been thinking for a while what it would be like to be playing for Chelsea for the next five years and how everything might go, especially now Frank is here as the manager.
“It’s a great feeling for all of us because we know he gives everybody a chance if you’re playing well and working hard.
“He’s a very good manager. I can tell that by what he’s trying to do and the things he’s trying to implement into our football. He has the mentality of winning, which we all want and we all need, so him coming in was just an extra boost for me.
“He’s already given me confidence, having a chat with me here and there, and it’s great when a manager has faith in you. I’m delighted he’s here and I’m looking forward to working more with him.”