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Chelsea youngster keen to stay in Premier League

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Lucas Piazon says he is keen to stay in the Premier League this season after Jose Mourinho told the youngster he must gain more experience on loan.

The 19-year-old spent the first half of last season at Chelsea but made just one appearance for the Blues against Aston Villa, in which he missed a penalty. 

Piazon was subsequently shifted out to Spain on loan to Manuel Pellegrini’s Malaga where he had a more fruitful spell, making 10 appearances in La Liga.

The Brazilian starlet says he is happy to go out on loan again but insists staying in the Premier League is crucial.

He told the Daily Mirror: ''Last season I stayed half the season at Chelsea and half at Malaga. It was good for me to play in La Liga and the Champions League.

"In this next season I will try to stay in the Premier League and to do a great season and come back stronger.

"It's important for me to stay in England and get used to the league where Chelsea play. English football is different to the Spanish game."

The winger has only fallen down the pecking order since returning to Stamford Bridge with Kevin De Bruyne being offered the chance to play ahead of Piazon after a stellar season on loan with Werder Bremen.

However, Piazon does not see De Bruyne’s rise to prominence as a stumbling block for himself but as proof of the opportunities going out on loan can bring.

“I spoke a lot to Romelu and Kevin. Both of them had great seasons, one in Germany and one at West Brom. It was good to speak to them to see how they felt and how they found it and how to stay well mentally about this.

"They told me I had to just go and play, think only about playing. That was the most important thing for them.

"It's hard to break into this Chelsea team. They have great players, we all know this. But I will try. I will do my best."

Both Liverpool and Crystal Palace are thought to be monitoring the situation and are keen to seal the signature of the former-Sao Paolo star.

 

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