German-born Nigerian defender Derrick Abu has been promoted to Chelsea’s first team ahead of their forthcoming London derby clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

The 18-year-old right-back who was born in Regensburg town to Nigerian parents has been a regular for the Blues U18 side.

Abu was invited by new Chelsea manager Graham Potters and was a picture in training along with France international N’Golo Kante at Cobham Training Center.

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According to Football London report that the youngster was seen together with three of African descent of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Edouard Mendy while Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Kepa Arrizabalaga also took part in the session.

Abu first played for the Chelsea academy at U11 level following a successful trial and after he was spotted by the Blues scout whilst playing for a grassroots club at a tournament in Spain.

The Nigerian made his season debut for the development squad against Crystal Palace in a Premier League 2 match on September 17.

But it’s unclear at this time if Potter will select Abu for Chelsea’s matchday lineup against Crystal Palace on Saturday.





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