By Liam Thomas

14th Oct, 2022 | 10:10pm

Chelsea wonder Carney Chukwuemeka admits transfer was dream come true

Carney Chukwuemeka says it was a dream come true to join Chelsea from Aston Villa this summer after an out-of-the-blue transfer.

The 18-year-old made his first appearance for the Blues last Saturday against Wolves, a sign that new boss Graham Potter may utilise the youth of the squad more than Thomas Tuchel.

Chukwuemeka says it feels “amazing” to play for the club he supported growing up and praised his family and god for bringing him such a great opportunity.

“It feels amazing. I’ve dreamed of playing for the club I supported growing up, so for it to happen is a dream come true,” said the Chelsea midfielder to the Evening Standard.

“I thank God, all my teammates, my family and the gaffer for trusting me. The Chelsea fans have been really supporting me since I joined and the reception from them [when I came on against Wolves] gave me a boost.

“Before coming on, he [Potter] told me to express myself, to play how I have been in training and to play with a smile. I think I did that so it was good.”

Golden ticket.

The midfielder has been given the golden ticket by Chelsea after the club appointed the youth promoting coach Graham Potter.

Get prepared to see a lot more of the youngster in Blues games this season, he could become a useful cog for Potter to utilise moving forward.

Chukwuemeka was being followed by Europe’s elite teams so it’s no surprise that Chelsea snapped him up but it’s a testament to the club’s new recruiting setup.

It’s always nice to see English youngsters get a run out at top teams and it seems to be becoming more common in the Premier League, long may this continue.

It’s been said that new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly was the main man behind the London club’s acquisition of the youngster, he’s a good guy for Chukwuemeka to have on his side.

The choice to leave Villa seems to have gone in the youngster’s favour, Chelsea will be the perfect club for him to evolve under the guidance of Potter.

In other Football wonder kids news, this youth football expert has hailed one Anfield ace after a great start to the season as a first-team regular.