'New Kaka' thriving at Chelsea


Lucas Piazon made his long-awaited debut for Chelsea last weekend and says he is gradually settling into life at his new club.

It was announced in March that Piazon would sign for the Blues from Sao Paolo in January 2012 upon turning 18, after a deal in the region of £5 million was agreed.

He has, however, already packed his bags for London and has been training at Cobham and integrating himself into Andre Villas-Boas' set-up.

Piazon made his Blues bow last Saturday, starting on the right-flank for the under-18s in a 4-2 victory over local rivals Fulham, and is now allowed to compete in the FA Youth Cup.

This, says the young Brazilian, is an experience he is looking forward to.

"I am able to play in the Youth Cup now," he told Chelsea TV.

"Everybody knows I am here to play, so my main aims for the season are to play as many youth games as possible and hopefully feature in the reserves as well, and I want to win the Youth Cup."

Piazon, who has been compared to Real Madrid star Kaka, has also paid tribute to the Samba influence at Stamford Bridge for making his transition from Sao Paulo to London as easy as possible.

"There are three Brazilians here at Chelsea so that's good for me, and I get on very well with the Portuguese as well who are also very friendly," he added.

"I am enjoying the company of Ramires, Alex and, of course, David Luiz is my best friend here. He is so funny and always joking so it's nice."

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