Antonio Conte hands No.35 shirt to highly-rated defender

By | September 15, 2017

Accordin to the latest reports, Chelsea head coachAntonio Conte has added the Blues starlet Jake Clarke-Salter to his first-team squad at Stamford Bridge.


Jake Clarke-Salter, who has been with the West London club since 2006, made his senior debut last year when he replaced Pedro Rodriguez in the Blues’ 4-0 defeat of Aston Villa in the Premier League.

The 19-year-old talented defender was sent on loan to Bristol Rovers for the 2016/17 season where he made 13 appearances for the League One outfit.

Clarke-Salter has been invited to train with Chelsea’s first-team players at the club’s training base in Cobham this summer and the gifted youngster appears to have impressed Conte.

The highly-rated teenager has been handed the No.35 shirt at Chelsea and will be hoping to get some more minutes under his belt this season.

Kyle Scott, a 19-year-old midfielder, has also been promoted to the first-team squad for the 2017/18 campaign. The promising American will be wearing the No.36 shirt this term.

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Liverpool are keeping close tabs on Uruguay’s Under-18 captain Sebastian Caceres.

Caceres currently plays for Montevideo-based club Liverpool FC and a string of impressing performances have seen the highly-rated defender linked with a move to the Premier League.

The reports claim that Catalan giants Barcelona have also been monitoring the highly-rated youngster but Liverpool and Chelsea have stepped up their interest this summer.